Well we had torrential rainfall last evening so the garden has had a good sip of water for a while.
I worked in it yesterday for a few hours changing a few things.
This change makes me happy since I am such a fan of Tiger Eye Sumac and I got this little beauty on the closing sale of a garden center ... now how could anyone resist that ?
He was a faithful buddy who did his best and lasted pretty darn long for what should have been a HUGE pine!
So now this little sumac plus a pal ... Blue Star Juniper ... keep my plaster cast crane company in what I am hoping looks more like a Zen area.
The blue glass ball used to light up at night but I don't think it does anymore ... however it looks like a copy of the "world" I think ?
Unpleasant surprise this morning ... the rouge raccoon who can't get in our house any more leaves us a little ? present on the deck just to thumb his nose at us ... disgusting creature with NO manners .. argh !!
My plan is to have clematis climb on it and flower to fill the poor bare naked thing.
You can see the green tape where I secured it at.
The clematis is "Jackmanii Superba" hardy and full flowering all summer into Fall ... but being it's first year I don't expect anything ... I can dream all winter though !
There are two plants so at least one of them has to work right ? I like using a fail safe method ;-)
Now for my baby... it is a week and 3 days old and holding it's own through some very dodgy weather !
The 21st of the month will be 3 weeks which is the time it should emerge ... so I am counting the time constantly ... just like I am for our new fence and landscaping ... BIG sigh !!