Glory's Garden

All the world's a garden, you know, and we are mere flowers within it. Come, I'll show you!

Don't get any funny ideas!

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My Peeps!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Beach Baby

You might think to call me a beach baby since I spent almost two weeks near several beaches, but the isn't to say I wasn't thinking of my garden back home while my toes were in the sand.



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Exploring Ruins in Paradise

The one groovy thing about the trip we took to Somana, Dominican Republic was the islands connected with a walking bridge at the resort. Where it leads is to hidden ruins in a jungle paradise, and when you see ruins...well, we just had to explore.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OBX Wildlife on Parade

This is just some of the wildlife we saw parading around during our OBX Labor day vacation.



Monday, September 24, 2012

Un-Happy Camper in Paradise


I'm not usually an un-happy camper especially in paradise, but this time I was and I thought I'd tell you why.

As you may or may not know--it's not like I broadcasted on Facebook or anything as I often do-- Tom had a high-faluttin' business meeting in the Dominican and being it was for several days, he decided I had to come along and keep him company.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

As the Desert Garden Grows: Guest Post by MJ Joachim


 Here we have another guest post by my desert gardening pal MJ Joachim and just in time for my own garden to be winding down for the season. Just goes to show, all the time is gardening time--just like it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!






Desert Southwest Gardening – Plant Your Seeds in September by MJ Joachim

After the extreme heat of summer and high humidity of the monsoon, it is time once again to begin gardening in the desert southwest. While some people here are enthusiastic enough to garden all year long, I haven’t quite been able to muster up the gusto to pull that one off – Yet!~

September has always been a big seed planting month for Arizonans. Fall and winter crops thrive here, and if the weather is congenial, we can usually reap in quite a harvest six to nine months out of the year. Planting seeds during winter works well too. By spring, we’re gathering all the fruits and veggies many people are planting for summer. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

In Love With an Invasive Species

It shouldn't surprise you at all when I say I'm in love with an invasive species--several of them actually. I seem to like everything which I shouldn't...in the flora department at least. I told you about Lysmachia Purple Loosestrife and Russian Olive and even...oh, what's the name of that other one? Well, when I think of it, I'll add it. So, you may be asking, what is it this time? Japanese Knotweed of course. it's in bloom right now and by-gosh-by-golly, it's pretty as can be...to me anyway.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lysmachia- Purple Loosestrife

I promised a tirade discussion on the much maligned Lysmachia Purple Loosestrife. I'll try to make it brief, but I make no promises.

I bought a Lysmachia purple loosestrife back when my garden was very new and I went looking for new and different perennials, of which I knew little. Lysmachia was one of them. I bought two kinds--Creeping Jenny-- aka Lysimachia nummularia-- and Purple Loosestrife-- Lysmachia salicaria-- in a garden center near where my in-laws resided, in Mountain Top. I loved that garden center. It helped that it was a nice treat after spending time with people who---let's see, how to put this delicately-- Well, there was no love lost between us.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Clandestine Gardening in the Wide Open

I would imagine you'd think clandestine gardening done in the wide open isn't clandestine at all and you'd be right... most times.


Wisteria in a mass of tangled vines and weeds
I do believe you remember my Wisteria tree-- better know as the bane of my existence. Well, in past I have told you how I trim that thing three and four times each year during the growing season. I refrained from doing any such pruning this year. I just let it do its thing.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Tangled Webs They Weave

 Oh, the tangled webs they weave...they being the spiders, but in truth, they aren't very tangled at all.

Lately, I've been finding an exorbitant number of spider webs all over the place...elaborate ones too.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Love-in-a-Puff Vine

Recall if you will, a few weeks back when I gave an extended tour of the garden--well, it would be extended since my gardens seemingly never end--I lamented my dismal success with annual vines. Well, I told you about this Love-in-a-puff vine, but alas, I misnamed it. I told you it was called Love-in-the-mist which is a completely different plant.

Horrors!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Honeysuckle Shrubs Revisited

Recall if you will, what I did to the two Honeysuckle Shrubs I showed you when I explained my clandestine gardening method.

I took those two unruly shrubs down to nothing. Barely more than the roots were left with a few stray stems.

Don't suppose you want to see them as they are now. You do? Well, then...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Unceasing Amazement

My garden provides unceasing amazement. You see these little plants? There is one in the flower bed with pale pink flowers and the other outside of the flower bed growing in the gravel which has purple blossoms.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Done Did a Stupid Thing

What was this stupid thing I done did? I'll tell you. I found a bunch of seeds. That's them right there, tons of them. Know what they are?