Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Grip of Garden Guarding Gryphons [and other stuff]

These are my Gryphons. I was just goin' to call 'em "Garden Gryphons."  The Dearly Beloved suggested "Garden Guarding Gryphons."  Then I said, "I need to get a 3rd Gryphon so I can have a 'Gaggle of Garden Guarding Gryphons.' " Then the Dearly Beloved opined that a "grip" was also a unit of measurement. Such is life with an intelligent, witty man.

This little gem is my rationalization for having soooo many weeds.

This is one of the Confederate Jasmines I planted last week.
I mulched around them and the Cannas today.

This is the Bradford Pear tree I mentioned last week. What with the Lugustrums in the background you can't see it very well. I owe a BIG "Thank You" to the Dearly Beloved for digging the hole.  

This is one of the Coral blossoms on my new Honeysuckle bush. I 
planted it today.

This is the bed I built around the Elm tree. I don't know if they will show up when you enlarge the pic, but there are about 16 mondo grass plants mixed in with the Caladiums. Yes, as a matter of fact I AM queer for Caladiums. There's just something about looking at them in High Summer that makes me feel about 10 degrees cooler. 

Thanks for lookin' at my evolving yard. I am grateful I feel good enough this year to get out there and dig. 


Christina LMT said...

Beautiful work, Holly!

I don't know if I could plan and execute a garden like that, but I sure do enjoy the results of others' labors...;)

Old NFO said...

It's gonna keep you busy... forever... :-) No one ever gets a garden done!

g bro said...

Wow, you're really getting after it! I love the gryphons.

J.R.Shirley said...

"I AM queer for Caladiums!"

Well, that has a ring to it.