Here you see the West Side of the house. Kind of boring with not much going on in my Georgia Gardens back in 2008.
Here you see the blank canvas before the Beach Planter took place. To the right of the cement pad, you shall see another small planter take shape as we scroll.
Here you see the Beach Planter that we talked about on Tuesday.
Now to the right of the cement pad. Grass was dug out, holes dug, plants inserted, rocks set into place and mulch spread. The 5 gayfeather bulbs to the back were planted at the same time. They each grew at a different rate. Strange how that happens, eh. The Irish Moss was left over from another project. More on that to come.
We jump to June 7 and see some blooms. Ha, I just noticed a bee buzzing by the gayfeather!
Jumping again to July 19 and we can see that only 3 of the gayfeather bloomed. The elephant ear is from a bargain purchase from McCorkles Nursery last year. It looks as though the ear survived its first complete year with us.
Moving in a bit closer, we see the Irish Moss is doing well. I also see a weed that needs to be pulled. The Toad Abode gives a bit of a fairyland thought to the mind.
Moving to the left side of the AC/Heat unit, we find the Sagina Platform back in April. Click HERE to see how it was created if you missed it.
Jumping to June 27, we find the Black Elephant Ears (also from McCorkles last year) are doing well. I added the green Elephant Ears from those I took away from the Semi-Formal Garden last fall.
All Elephant Ears are doing well in this spot. They get lots of sun and lots of water from the AC run-off. Free watering, HA, not really as every time that AC runs, she is eating up money. This picture was also snapped on June 27. Keep that date in mind.
Pulling back for the long shot, you see the entire West side of the house. What was once boring is now filled with interesting things to view. Hum, how can I hide that darn ugly electric meter?Jumping to present day, we find that the heat and sun have finally taken its tole on the Sagina. Sigh, I was afraid this would happen. I am really surprised it lasted as long as it did with our extreme high temps and blazing sunshine of the hottest time of day upon its lush green. I still like the look of this platform and want to keep it similar. Any ideas on what would work in this spot and take extreme heat and like moist areas and stay low to the ground? There you have it, the FOUNDATION ON THE WEST SIDE, In the Garden...
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