Monday, May 27, 2013

Fixing the water fountain

This week I had an unexpected project.  The metal stand in my patio water fountain rotted and was barely hanging on.  I decided to fix it and improvised with a metal planter stand I was using in the garden, the fountain was in good working order and buying a new one was not in the budget. 
This water fountain can be seen from inside my living and dining room so I added several plants (Liriope, Rose Moss and Dahlberg daisies) for a more tropical look.

The Fire Dragon bush was overgrown and past it’s trimming schedule.

The Caladiums were on Sale at my local garden store, I added a few in this shaded area of the patio.  The dog in the picture is Max, and he belongs to my daughter.  Max is staying with us for the long weekend.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Last weekend my wife and I visited Epcot for the 20 anniversary of the flower and garden festival.  This been the 20th year of the festival, it turned out to be one of the best I have seen so far.  Disney went all out this year, the flowers and the topiaries were out of this world. 
This weekend getaway has become a spring tradition for my wife and I, we enjoy walking around the park with no time restrains, no place we need to be and no long lines to go on rides, the day is all about flowers.  This year for the first time they had food stands around the park serving inexpensive delicacies from around the world, (inexpensive food at Disney is a rare event) it made the visit more relaxing.   

 Italy container gardens
 France was about fragrances and perfumes  
 Monsters University, Disney's next movie. 
 Vegetable gardening exhibit
 The Butterfly House, my favorite exhibit

 The ride at the Land pavilion is a must every year

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

End of the season

Today I pulled out all the vegetable plants except for some herbs, peppers and the sweet pea tomatoes.  The hot sunny days are here, announcing the end of the vegetable season.  This year once again I had successes and failures, but it won’t keep me from planning next year’s garden.