Sunday, August 12, 2012

August Lawn Photos

Plus some garden photos just for fun, of course. Spraying ferrous sulfate already resumed for the season as temperatures started to drop, so the colors have darkened considerably. They'll continue to darken through September and October as the sun weakens and temperatures drop.

As always, click on any image to embiggen it.

First, the standard lawn shot:
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I stood back pretty far to get in the rear garden and a better shot of the lawn. This gives more of an impression of how the lawn looks than most other shots do.
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The southern face, including a rather healthy crepe myrtle. Perhaps the most unusual thing here is that I have a healthy crepe myrtle in Pennsylvania.
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The southern side of the western garden. Things are a touch faded right now, but they'll be back shortly.
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Around the curve of the western garden.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Late July Garden

I took these images some time ago but never posted them. Here they are! The gardens are doing extraordinarily well this year, probably from enhancing the potassium levels.

As always, you can click on any image to embiggen it.

A general garden shot from the path:
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The front face of the western garden:
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The front face from the other direction:
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The new Yellow Bird magnolia is very happy, happy enough to be sending a few out of season blooms:
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Lisianthus are gorgeous, but difficult to grow and take forever to develop from seed. For next season's garden, I'll start these in December or late November:
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