...and any of my other friends who'd like to mosey on over...
This little garden patch is about 7 x 15 feet. That's probably giving it a bit of benefit. Still, we love it and have so many plants crammed in there you wouldn't believe it.
Mostly perennials in the back garden. Holly, blue cypress, Jacob's ladder, Lilac, iris, freesia, daffodils & crocus (gone now), red dogwoods, arborvitae, English ivy, coral bells, Canterbury bells, Lucifer, Archangel, Joseph & Mary plants, Himalayan cimmaron roses, shasta daisies, echanachea (purple coneflower), black-eyed Susans, sedum 2 types, hakiro naskeiki, flowering maple, hostas (there are so many different kinds - we only have 7), impatients, coreopsis, phlox, edelweiss, bleeding hearts, ferns, foxglove, English heather, patchouli (of course) and all the rest of my little herb garden (whew, I never tried to list all these damn plants) oregano 5 types, basil 3 types, stevia, chervil, rosemary 3 types, sages 12 types (including Russian which you shouldn't eat... eck!), curry, chives only 2 types, eucalyptus, and not to forget the patio tomatoes.
Every time I bring a new plant home, Butch's motto is: "Room To Grow".
And the mantra I get from him is "NO MORE PLANTS!" It's almost like we are running an orphanage for abandoned flora.
For goodness sake, our friend at the nursery has stopped taking money from us and started giving us plants... and she's always giving me cuttings. How can I say no?
Yes, that is a 'hex sign' on the front office door. We do live in PA after all, and have to fit in with the neighbors...
Some of the plants in those containers & hanging baskets are mostly annuals: fuschia, heliotrope, lantana, allium, lillies, amaranthus (Joseph's Coat & pink), sweet potato vines, vinca, cigar vines, firecracker plants, morning glories, signet marigolds, sunflowers, million bells, wave petunias, nastersium, coleus, columbine, cannas, dahleas & dahliettas, summer splash blue, scarlet angelwing begonias, cardinal vine, zinnias, citronella, serissa, clematis, diamond frost, bloodleaf, geraniums, celosia, and tons of sage and salvia (including the new 'Evoloution' variety. Butch & I love sage & salvia).
And on the other side out front, there is much of the same, plus... Colossal sunflowers (which are about 8 inches taller since I took this pic 3 days ago - from all the rain. So glad I staked them before the deluge. They get to 12'. Soon I'll be able to hide nicely in there where no one can see me sitting on the porch swing from the street.) clematis 7 types, white roses, hydrangeas, passion flowers, mandeville, azaleas... We're trimming the crysanthemums for the Fall.
I know I've missed a bunch & we lost a few to that crazy last winter, but it's about 11:30pm, and I'm not going out with the flashlight to look now. I'll update in the am. I guess that's a pretty good list off the top of my head.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Today was that kind of quiet relaxing day at the station.
I brought my niece along because she is interested in perhaps persuing a career in broadcasting at some point (she's only just graduated from HS). We tried to hook up her I-Pod but... to no avail. She had to listen to her Uncle's Hippie music which, I'm happy to say got no complaints.
She will be leaving the States next week on a trip to Paris, and when she said, "I'll be visiting Jim Morrison's Grave." I got all choked up inside... This poor girl was born about 30 years too late! That's OK... It proves that the legacy lives on! I hope she has an excellent trip. Bon Voyage, Sam.
Her boyfriend is already in Europe on a backpacking trip, and they plan on meeting in Paris next week. How romantic. I asked if she saw the movie "Hostel", and she said yes... It didn't bother her.
(Thanks to her Uncle, she'd been weaned on Horror flicks since a very young age... much to the chagrin of her Mother.)
Joe O stopped by with a copy of the new Clear Blue Sky CD, "Gateway To The Seventh Dimension" which is still not released to the general public, so I'm excited to hear it. He had gotten permission from the band to play the title cut on the air, and I was going to play it, but alas... the CD players wouldn't co-operate... I did play a "doublshot" from earlier CDs instead.
CLEAR BLUE SKY are one of those 'pet' UK bands of mine (along with HAWKWIND & STRAY), that I've followed throughout the years, and I'm very happy indeed that they are still performing their brand of wonderful progressive music.
I can only hope that their newest release is available soon...
Thanks for the phone calls, and thanks for listening.
Here's the List:
"SPONTANEOUS APPLE CREATION" - CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN
"PSYCHEDELIC WARLORDS" (HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN GRILL)
"ASSAULT & BATTERY" (WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME)
"MAGNU" (LIVE AT STONEHENDGE)
"ZAROZINIA" (LIVE CHRONICLES)(Note: HAWKWIND will be appearing LIVE Saturday June 23 at the NEARFEST 2007 Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Their Visas have been approved!
I'm hoping to see them at a smaller event the next day...)
"NEW DAY" - IRON BUTTERFLY
"SEE MY WAY" - BLODWYN PIG
"STARLESS" - KING CRIMSON
"LOVE TO LOVE YOU (AND TONIGHT PIGS WILL FLY)" - CARAVAN
"ICARUS" - KANSAS (HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE MORSE )
"LOST & LONELY CHILD" - SAVOY BROWN
(*)"NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH" - DOORS
"SONG OF A GYPSY" - DAMON
"DON'T STEP ON THE GRASS, SAM" - STEPPENWOLF
"CITADEL" - ROLLING STONES
"SAVE THE LAND" - GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
"STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND" - LEON RUSSELL
"WHEN I TOUCH YOU" - SPIRIT
"THE AGE OF DINOSAURS" - CLEAR BLUE SKY
"MARARI (FOR YOUR LOVE)" - CLEAR BLUE SKY
"BREADFAN" - BUDGIE
"THE WIZARD" - URIAH HEEP
(*)"STARSHIP TROOPER" - YES
"TIME WAS" - WISHBONE ASH
"THE RESTLESS CONSUMER" - NEIL YOUNG
(*)"TONGUE IN CHEEK" - SUGARLOAF
"SCARLET BEGONIAS" - GRATEFUL DEAD
(*)"THROWING STONES" - GRATEFUL DEAD
"HEY JOE / MANIC DEPRESSION / IF 6 WAS 9" - JIMI HENDRIX
(*) denotes request
- Jimi The Hippie