Garden Growth

DSC_0043When the garden was finished in early December we sat down for a minute to enjoy it.  We had a party on New Year’s Eve Afternoon and shared our happiness with many friends.  Then we waited for things to grow.  The weather was mild, wonderful and perfect for growing.

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Mom’s Iris

The Yellow Iris I brought from my Mom’s backdoor bloomed in vivid yellow.

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Artichoke Flowers

Artichokes, Alyssum, Peppermint twist geraniums, all bloomed.

 

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rocky point ice plant
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Peppermint twist geraniums, & Hibiscus

The yellow rocky point ice plant took off and spread together to form a yellow wave of color.

DSC_0012The red carnations were in full bloom in the red bed, red flax and the red fairy duster, red penstomen also bloomed for the butterflies.

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Yellow Bed

The yellow bed of yellow bells, Arizona sunset lantana, gilardia  all began to flower.

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Spider Lily

DSC_0155 The white bed bloomed with white cyclamen for 4 months but when the heat set in I replaced them with white vinca.  The african white spider lily also bloomed

 

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Measure Twice–Compass

Rich decided we need a few other improvements.  He created the “measure twice” compass piece.  These are the poles to place into the umbrella stands which will hold the party lights for evening entertaining.

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Archemedes Screw Flower w JD Plant’r flowers

 

The hose bib looked a bit lonely all by itself as a single flower so Rich created a bouquet to add to the mix.

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Three Octahedrons

 

Then Rich saw an interesting octahedron, which has 8 sides or faces and each side equal lateral triangle.  The opposite sides are parallel.  So he wanted to see if he could make it and he did, 3 times.  We had them painted to match the colors in the bloom of the Red Bird of Paradise.

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Sunning Snails

The snails found a spot on the bench by the bell.

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Old horse shoes became a butterfly

A butterfly landed in a shady spot.

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Umbrella stands

The umbrella baskets have made it convenient to have abundant shade on the side patio.

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Macho Mocha Manfreda bloom stalk

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Privacy Screen w/ copper hearts, green glass hearts and beads

The privacy screen separates the workshop space from the garden.

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Second hose flower serves as hose holder

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