June 2012 Garden Activities
What are you doing this month in your yard? Putting in or taking out hardscape, landscape, veggies, flowers, cacti & succulents or whatever, Please share with the rest of us what kinds of things you do this month.
My sweet alyssum is tired, so I got a six-pack each of Nierembergia "Purple Robe" and Thymophilla tenuiloba "Golden Fleece" to replace it.
We're also planting a dwarf myoporum in the hot northeast corner between some cacti. There is lots of reflected heat there. Is that a good or bad idea? There are other spots I could put it if that would be too stressful.
Vigna caracalla is going on a west-facing patio pillar where it will get sun all morning till after noon. There seems to be confusion about this plant. I called ahead and asked for fragrant "corkscrew vine" Vigna Caracalla. Instead I got a "snail vine" Vigna Caracalla. Apparently there are two distinctly different plants with the same Latin name. I wanted fragrance but reading more about it, maybe it is better to have this one, because apparently the fragrant one attracts ants and wasps as well as bees.
The flowers are pretty and I think we'll like it.