Monthly Archives: September 2009

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My friend, Dave Hertzler, says that he isn’t sure that this is a fern.
Does anybody know what this plant is?
I’ve always called it an “Asparagus Fern” but I would like to know the real name.  It did grow these little flowers just this week:

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There is just one little area that has them.

It gets very prickly when it dries out a little and sheds its little prickles all over the place.  I kept it over the winter, and cut it way back this spring.  I decided that if it lived over the summer without much attention, I might bring it back in this fall.  So, it did get fertilizer one time and I water it now and then.  But not often.

What can anyone tell me???

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Come for a visit to the yard at Shady Acres!

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The back yard. 
Certain Man has a leak in his roof above the deck
He has plans to repair it and change some things.
Stay tuned for progress reports. 

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One of the shrubs in the back yard is this Rose of Sharon

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Another shrub is a snowball bush

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My Asparagus fern is Blooming!
I didn’t know they did that!

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My favorite container garden

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A coleus bloom from my favorite container garden

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A “whirlygig” flower from the same container

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Another container of which I am fond

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The blue Salvia are blooming

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More of the same


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A small pot into which I tucked some leftover Verbena

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Purple Verbena

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This is a very old container, and the flowers looked better earlier in the year
(even with a recent application of Miracle Gro)


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One of my fuschia flowers

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New Guinea Impatiens

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More New Guinea Impatiens

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Another container that has cockscomb, sweet potato vines and two colors of verbena

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The two colors of Verbena

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Last year, for Lem and Jessica’s wedding, I had lots of coral Verbena.
This is the only plant this year, but it is sturdily coming along.

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Vinca in a hanging pot

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Phlox in the side garden

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Some more Vinca by the walkway,

 

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My Friend, Ada, gave me this cheery, sturdy plant.

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It has bloomed its heart out for me.

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The oldest planter of all

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My sister, Sarah, gave this little statue to me several years ago

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These don’t look like much, but I am so pleased with them.
I got a whole lot of baskets of Vinca for three dollars each, and these two
looked so yellow and spindly when I got them, but they have filled out, gotten green
and are just plain nice to have!

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Another of my baskets.  This one is lopsided because
the other night when the youth group wanted to make ice cream,
I caught some of the Coleus with the hose and broke it off.
I was disappointed, but not devasted.

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I have another small pot that is one of my favorite, too.
It has this yellow cockscomb tucked into the back of it

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Then it has this begonia in it too, that is the main focus.

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It sits here on my old church bench and garners its share of comments.
I love this old yellow watering can.

Thanks for stopping by!
Come again –in person the next time.

 

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