Monday, October 22, 2007

Another weekend outdoor

The weather cooperated with nice cloudy days perfect for outdoor gardening.
My weekend project consisted of cleaning up my side garden. This is the garden that is most visible from my living and dining room area. The garden is nestled between two tall houses making the area very challenging for gardening. The amount of sunlight is very limited especially in the winter and water tends to run off from other parts of the garden.

Overall I did some cleaning up, weeding, mulching and added impatiens, begonias and petunias for color (should be in full bloom by Thanksgiving). I also cleaned up the stones and pebbles; this section was totally messed up by the construction this summer.

The Fire Dragon shrub. Different leaves in the same shrub, very interesting.

This weekend I went to see the movie “Into the Wild” the true story of Christopher McCandless a 24-year-old Virginian and Emory graduate that hitchhiked to Alaska after graduating from college and set off into the wilderness with little more than a-.22-caliber rifle and a 10-pound sack of rice. He set up camp in an abandoned bus and lived there for months; the story is about a young man who wanted to go out into the world free of responsibilities, experience life and how it ended. Sean Penn directed the movie and the cinematography is spectacular, those of us that enjoy the outdoors this is a most see. The movie is based on the book “Into the wild” by John Krackower


Meems said...

saturday here was a welcome relief with less humidity and cloud cover. looks like you took advantage of the day and your garden looks neat and tidy again. good job!

Brenda said...

Your garden is so lovely.

Vanillalotus said...

Beautiful I love your remodel. It looks so nice. I think it's a great skill to make something that is otherwise hard to garden in look effortless.

Carol said...

I like what you've done in that garden. While you are planting new flowers to be in bloom by Thanksgiving, I'm busy cleaning up and don't expect to have any blooms by then!

LostRoses said...

Rusty, that's a very serene sight to see from your windows. Especially considering the tropical lushness of the rest of your garden, I'd say this is a restful scene. I love your ornaments, and especially your birdbath!

Tutti Chic said...

Your pictures are AMAZING! From one gardener to another~NICE WORK! :)Love your blog!