Month: August 2009
This afternoon, my garden buddy Lynn from Sin City to Slaterville stopped by for some Joe-Pye weed (or as she prefers boneset) to plant in her ditch.
I’m more than happy to share. It’s not like it’s scarce around here. In fact, the plant defines this place with it’s wet soils along the wetland. I’ve got several cultivars planted around the place. But I’m fond of the wild…
Bowed by the rain, it bounced back just fine.
Plenty o’Joe-Pye out into the wetland.
Eupatorium and Solidago go great together.
Just some pix from the weekend …
I returned the veggie garden to respectability. It had really gotten out of hand. But now the oats and peas I put on the garlic beds two or three weeks ago look great and I cleaned up some bed that were in ‘weed cover crop’ mode and planted some fall greens. Not too shabby.
Grass border coming into its own.
Turtleheads (Chelone obliqua) and more in the wet patch.
Weird leaflet on a young locust tree.
Lots of yellow flower (again, still). Helianthus …
Rudbeckia laciniata â€˜Hortensiaâ€™ (Outhouse Plant, Golden Glow). The deer hit them pretty hard this year, for the first time. But they still look OK.
Down on Your Knees: GGW Picture This Photo Contest
Here’s my entry in the August Picture This Photo Contest. This month’s theme: “Down on Your Knees.”
I get down on my knees — and my belly — in the mud in the early spring, because that’s where all the action is here. But here are others that were under consideration:
Droplets on crocus
Bee buzzing Iris reticulata. This was actually my top choice at first. I’m partial to pollinators, and this floating bee provided a focus. If the light had been the same as my entry, this one would be at the top of the page.
Another bee shot, this time on eranthis
Lots more close-ups of spring ephemerals in these posts:
Droplets on crocus
A special eranthis, more snowdrops
More buzzing (I. reticulata)
Yellow crocus, scilla
Iris reticulata in a different light
More Iris reticulata
Videos: Garden Bloggersâ€™ Design Workshop â€“ Time in a Garden
Hat tip to Nan for hosting this monthly workshop.
I’ve been shooting a series of images this year from two spots, anticipating that sometime over the winter holidays I’d piece together a video using these directions at
So consider this a work in progress, as the best is yet to come — especially the colors on the borrowed scenery of the ridge of the west view. (View high-def versions here.)
West view, March 15 to August 15:
Ellis Hollow – Season in 60 seconds (west view) from Craig Cramer on Vimeo.
East view, March 15 to August 15 (Ignore the typo in the title. This one is ~60 seconds too.):
Ellis Hollow – Season in 60 seconds (east view) from Craig Cramer on Vimeo.