I am away for a while. I will not have internet access where I am going (I got the iPad without the 4G service, now I know why I shouldn’t have) so I will be unable to visit you all. My iPhone is impossible to read blogs with unfortunately. Sure it can enlarge the view, and do some amazing things, but…
I am probably the only one in the world who uses an iPhone just as a phone. I have to admit using it for the web is a bit of a pain, typing is no fun and I feel a bit dorky dictating to a phone too. And as a camera? Well it is fine with a number of apps, but what is the point?
The posts will upload scheduled ahead of time. The posts will be of Chanticleer, and you will tour it through my lens just as I did.
Starting at the parking lot, we travel the property. You see it as I did with limited or almost no commentary. Just a series of 122 images, day after day, for 12 days. July 21 is a very pretty part of the gardens and two more images were added.
Thank you much for visiting GWGT. This trip is to Maine and Upstate NY. Please enjoy my garden photos, aphids and all. Not seeing it for a while, so hopefully it will not be consumed by aphids and spider mites during my absence. Calling all beneficial bugs and birds….
No rain predicted in Western New York this coming week, unfortunately. You can see the evidence above with the aphids on the Crabapple tree because of insufficient rain. Crazy Daisy is not looking too happy either.
This is a new Echinacea, Pink Poodle. Have you all seen the celebrities dyeing their poodles lately? Somebody should dye the people blue and pink and see how they like it. I am not even fond of the blue dyed orchids.
It has been very dry and I have been forced to drag around the hose, and anybody knowing me, knows I do not like watering the garden. To top it off, the darn hose tripped me and I sprained my ankle, so I have been hobbling around the garden today.
But we have to keep the bees happy and the flowers refreshed.
Mostly, flowers grown here are pretty well-adjusted to limited rain, but not all.
Case in point. Dahlias sulk. Keeping it watered though, and it has been rewarding me. But the slugs really like Dahlia. And I am not too fond of slugs. That is the negative part of watering the Dahlia.
It literally pains me to bring out the sprinklers, but when you look for the visitors, like the one below, it makes it all seem OK. They have to live too and I enjoy their company. See this little guy again in the tab Garden Moments. He or she is cute.
This is not my rose below, but one in the neighborhood. You can tell by how green is the grass that these folks have the sprinklers on a lot. Plus no aphids, guess why? I am not even going to show my browning weedy grass, the aphids are enough.
My lilies don’t seem to mind the dry season.
The leaning, wet Delphinium and lilies in the back garden, I am shooting into the sun and through the mist and falling sprinkler rain. Oh, there is a little foxglove I almost missed.
Bird food. It will be picked clean by the time I return. Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum.
The Delphinium in the front are crying out for rain. Sun lovers yes, they are planted here knowing the bed is dry and hot. But they much prefer a good drink now and then. I find when it is so dry, the blooms last a much shorter time, but the plants may bloom later in the season as a result.
The roses are pretty much nonstop, and have been cut back twice already this year.
White, pink and blue purple are the predominant colors of the front garden
Well, anyway, I hope to see you all when I return. I have the series on Chanticleer that I mentioned, and will be posting while I am away, of course, if I did not screw up the scheduling. I have done that before. Also, I have some great local gardens that I shot before I left and will get posts together on them when I return. These are gardens not to miss.
Bon voyage to me!