So I really want to work on the front lower garden for next spring. I lived in New Jersey until I was 8 so I have these memories of amazing beds full of irises. So that’s the plan. I want to create flowerbeds of irises, lined with Turks Cap and Texas Sage nestled among a Live Oak and Pecan Trees.
So the first phase of that was removing the Photinia bushes that had grown into trees, and the Nandina.
I’m going to put an Eve’s Necklace where the Photinia’s were and replant a lot of the bulbs to more evenly distribute them. I still need to take out the Ligustrum on the right, but that will take professionals.
Some of my favorite plants right now
Gomphrena Fireworks. This is one plant.
Laura Bush Petunia. Like many of you I’m not a huge fan of the name, but it is fantastically hardy.
And I haven’t gotten around to trimming the Lantana. And I really need to trim it. Looks like it’s coming for the house…
Yes, it is over 4 feet tall. Nom. Nom. Nom.
But I was putting up Halloween decorations last week. I pulled out the pickled punks from Loaded Gun Theory's show “The Brother’s Merlin”. And found these fantastically gothic mums at Home Depot.
The light we believe was original to the house. Which is an interesting choice. But it does make for a fantastic Halloween lamp.
I hope to at some point get a picture of the night time effect. It’s spoooky!