Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I'm really excited about today's scheduled shooting. We should be doing segments on making a tire planter, creating your own succulent dish, tub gardening, caring for house plants, and probably one more. I'm really excited about the tub gardening one - I think it's really cool and something I can do at home. I'll keep you posted!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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We start shooting today and we may do a piece on crinum rust. Here's an example of it. Walter (the host from Georgia) wasn't as familiar with crinum rust, but I'm sure one of our Florida horticulturists will be able to help him out!
The crinum garden at Kanapaha is pretty good. It's a large area with several different cultivars of crinum. Not many were in bloom right now, but they're still pretty - rust and everything! If I learn how to treat rust today, I'll add to the post.
Friday, May 9, 2008
In anticipation of the film crew arriving next week, we did a site visit to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens to to take pictures for the producer. Kanapaha looks great at the moment. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. You can see the rest at our Flickr site.
I love gazebos and Kanapaha has a bunch of them.
The herb garden looks amazing right now. They've got someone volunteering out there full time. He's made some really big improvements to it.
Kim took this picture. Isn't it great?
I can tell you that Felder Rushing may be one of our guests this time. And, in his honor, I'm showing you a picture of the bottle tree at Kanapaha.
Oh, and between now and next Tuesday, I have to find Felder a tire that does this? Do you know what for?
I've got the potting soil in the pot.
Placed the plants.
Filling the soil in.
The finished planter!
And the best part is...it's a self-watering container!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Here's the front bed with mostly zinnias in it. The elephant ears also went in here. There are two varieties of elephant ears. One is a black magic, maybe? The plants aren't labeled great when we get them, so I usually have to have one of the horticulturists help me identify them. You can also see the amaryllis planted close to the porch. It's also on the other side of the porch. Most of those bulbs are free from Tom's neighbor. I love free plants.
This is the lantana bed. I had planted lantana last year (again freebies!) that had frozen back. They've come back nicely and we've planted the many other different colored lantanas around them. You can also see the Japanese magnolia that's leafed out nicely.
This is the side of the house garden. It looks like there are mostly geraniums planted here, but there's also duranta and plumbago. The small crape myrtle was from my mom's yard last year. And, we planted vinca underneath it. Notice that we didn't put anything too close to the fence. This is preventive Tebow planting so that he can't reach through and eat it.
I'm very happy with the way these have turned out. And, greatly appreciate having all the help from family and friends who have much more gardening experience than I. They're pretty patient with me and tell me the same things every year at the same time. Thanks guys!