Mittwoch, 8. August 2012
Ungebetene Gäste / Uninvited Guests
One would think, that guests who aren't invited would at least bring some nice roses as a gift. But no....
... they really don't have any manners. Yesterday I found this in my garden and have to accept, that family Box Tree Moth has invited themselves into the Gwundergarten for dinner (well breakfast and lunch too it seems). But I'm very proud on myself, because I didn't cry like a girl. Okay, to be honest it was a matter of time until they found the way into my garden too and so I was expecting them every day.
Noah lets out his anger at the tree close by. Not one boxwood has stayed safe from them in my garden but I will keep to my principle not to use any poison. I even don't get infuriated, that would only cause more wrinkles and from them I've got more than I like :o).
Okay, it hurts a bit... I have to admit... when I see my box surrounding that have finally grow strong. But it wouldn't be me looking backwards. No I prefer looking forward and that's why I started to think what I could plant instead. Ehm, think??? Not really, I entered the garden center today morning and came back with little baby lavenders and I already have in mind to plant out into the soil some roses that grow in pots at the moment. But the little box hedge I'm not going to replace at the moment, I'm still waiting for a better idea than Illex.
So, if you are a Box Tree Moth victim too, don't be sad just tear all that dreary sight out and look forward.
That could be an alternative too: the Heuchera. You can get it with foliage in light or dark green, nearly yellow, dark red... it's incredible how many different kinds there exists. I love their tiny panicles, especially in the morning light... they look so magical. My brother brought me once a little pot of them. He said, he wouldn't know what it is, but he liked its foliage and I should just try to plant it. So I did and I could still kiss my brother for showing my this little plant. Your great, my dear!
This combination happened accidentally. Normally I don't like the color Orange in my garden...
... except for my cat of course... but your fur isn't orange, dear Noah, no it's somehow creamy. We have to be precise!
Sophies Rose together with Lysimachia clethroides.
Jacques Cartier just open up his eye. Yaaaaawn, it's still a bit early in the morning.
Oh, by the way, did you recognize that since a view weeks the spiders are really hard at work. Isn't that a bit early in the year?
And this is my favorite spot in the garden at the moment. Now my dears, I have to go into the garden again for throwing out the uninvited guests. Have a good time and don't let yourself annoy... life is to short for that.