Today, I shall show you the Good from all the rains we have received this Summer here in my GEORGIA GARDENS.
Elephant Ears have grown like crazy! This is year 2 for this clump of Ears by the front porch on the West side of the house. I stand 5.7 and the Ears are way above my head! We hope these do not decide to harm our house foundation. This clump also receives run off from our Air Conditioner. So plenty of water has been in this area and I have only had to hose water them once back in early June.
Year 2 for this clump and hose watered twice I believe this year. They are starting to mingle with the Bald Cypress Tree so this clump shall be removed and located somewhere else by next spring...
The clumps along this pathway were planted last fall. They were once on the other side of the Cypress Tree and became too crowded. Good thing for the rains, as I had not planned to water in this area. This is far from the house and I don't care to tend anything this far away even though the hose will reach. Just never planned to create gardens in this area. But now that the Saint and I see these beauties, we shall maintain them during drought times. Love the way they hide the tool and wood sheds.
Now to pull the weeds below them. Yes, rain has brought the weeds as well.
Year 2 for these clumps of Ears which are located behind the Swing Arbor.
Love the look from this view but the Ears are overtaking the Tropical Red Canna's. I have the Canna planted behind the swing to the right, left and middle for filling in over time. But I must admit, the green of the Ears shows up and may look better then the Canna. What do you all think?
Zooming in, you can see the Canna is now under the Ears. Hum, to move the Canna or to move the Ears? Also, in time the small Angel Trumpet you see in the lower middle of pic, will be larger. This was a rouge root I pulled and thought was dead but planted it anyway. It appears, it is far from dead and by next year, should be much larger and blooming.
The way the Elephant Ears are growing, you would think the Banana Tree Clumps would be growing as quickly but no so. They seem to be taking their time about REACHING TOWARDS THE SKY, In the Garden...
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