photo: Brugmansia 20021116
2004-10-29. Brugmansia

October 30th, 2004

This Brugmansia just gets better every year. It’s almost 5 feet tall now, and would no doubt be happier if it got more summer sun. After the fall equinox, when the sun begins to shine on the south side of the house, the brugmansia produces its first flowers of the season. I’d like to move it, as it is strangled by two climbing roses and a hyacinth bean vine. I’ll try to root some more cuttings instead. (Wow, having a better camera than I did two years ago is nice, too.)
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photo: Zanthan Gardens
2004-10-29. Out of control. The Pandorea ricasoliana devours the path around the garage, the yuccas, and a persimmon tree.

October 29th, 2004

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve written about the garden. I appreciate people writing to say they’ve missed my updates (thanks Pam and Rantor). I really don’t know what’s wrong with me. It’s as if the gardening fever has run its course. Is that possible? I thought that once the bug had bit, you were a gardener forever. And for the last ten years I’ve spent several hours a day in the garden and almost as much time again writing or reading about gardens.
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