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A Visitor Among the Coleus

I finally removed the dead and dying marigolds and purchased 2 coleus plants this weekend to replace them. As I was watering and moving the planters around the patio this morning, a visitor popped up from underneath the foliage to say hello.

7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (1) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (2) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (3) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (4) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (5) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (6) 7/6/2009 Visitor in my Coleus (7)

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The Early June Patio

I managed to snap some pictures of the June patio…my Thai basil plants are flowering, the pepper plants are fruiting…and the marigolds…well, they’re browning.

6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (1) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (2) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (3) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (4) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (5) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (6) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (7) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (8) 6/10/2009 Patio Marigolds and Flowers (9)

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Not so merry, not so golden

Ah, my precious marigolds…they are a-browning in this heat. Some of the yellows are still pushing out some blooms, but the bicolored ones have failed to make a showing lately. I thought that the irregular watering provided by the sprinklers over the patio would be enough to sustain them, but it seems these petite little annuals need to have their feet constantly wet. I will need to be more industrious about keeping them watered on a daily basis. The temperatures are starting to rise to uncomfortable levels–I’ve noticed that we’ve already experienced a few ozone alerts in the area.

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On the patio again…

It seems my pups have a taste for dill. My poor dill plants have been nibbled and grazed on. Methinks I need new dill plants. Also, my lavender plants came in last week…I managed to get them onto the patio this weekend…before the pups did any more damage to them. But the photos demonstrate that the herb garden is thriving despite the attention of vegetarian pups.

5/11/2009 On the Patio (1) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (2) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (3) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (4) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (5) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (6) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (7) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (8) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (9) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (10) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (11) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (12) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (13) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (14) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (15) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (16) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (17) 5/11/2009 On the Patio (18)

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Luscious calla

More photos of the patio garden. The Devil’s Wine calla lily has risen in blooms and a magnificent deep purple-red flower. It pairs beautifully with the 2 Purple Flash ornamental pepper plants on its flanks. The peppers, incidentally, will not grow taller than 2 feet high. Also featured in this photo string is a shot of the pale leaves from the top of my asahi zuru. I imagine due to the lack of chlorophyll they are not faring too well. Beautiful colors anyway…

3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (1) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (2) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (3) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (4) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (5) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (6) 3/27/2009 Callas in the Patio Garden (7)