Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mr. Peenee's Garden Photos

Our next entry in the SEVENTH ANNUAL INFOMANIAC GARDEN PHOTOS EVENT is MR. PEENEE...


(Actual untouched photo of Mr. Peenee)

Over to you, Peenee. Tell us about your garden. (And remember to click to enlarge photos.)

A lovely old timey Buddleia...


I love its fragrance, especially this old one. I have several more further back in the yard with much more dramatic foliage, dark purple with an orange tip, but this is the easiest one for me to get to and also the strongest smell.


A close up of said bed with this years candidates for color, begonias, caladiums, and coleus. I know they're annual to the rest of the world, but here, some of these are 3 years old and going strong...



Next, a view down into my patio edged by a large raised bed, in which I have been switching out plants for all these years, never satisfied and then nostalgic for some bed of Calla lilies I dug up in the Bush administration...



The foxglove is one of those fortuitous accidents, a gypsy that wandered into the yard probably from some bird's poop and keeps coming back every year. Unfortunately, it's in the middle of the path, so you have to navigate around it, I think it's worth it...



I love these tiny, tiny Rain Lilies...


They bloom when it rains or you water them. They're so small the leaves look like a grass and so my new gardener was weeding them out until I sweetly told him to knock it off.


And finally, my annual vista of my back yard, taken from the window behind my toilet. It's the best view I have...


There really is a path through there, and at right angles to it is a new trail caused by my clear cutting tumbled down the hill through the irises and ferns and crocosmia. Oh well, everybody needs a little extra space and light every now and then.

Thank you, Mr. Peenee!

24 comments:

  1. Lovely expansive garden Mr Peenee. As they, say size matters!

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  2. Yeah, I've heard that. Once or twice.

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  4. And you can barely see where you tumbled down the path!!!! Tiss all lovely. I especially love the Buddleia and foxglove. This is a garden I could enjoy a gin and tonic for sure. Now excuse me, as I go change for the next entry.........

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  5. "It's a jungle out there; makes me wonder how I keep from going under..."

    I do love an unkempt shrubbery now and again - and I do so agree about buddleia. It's a nasty plant that seeds itself everywhere (especially in old masonry or railway tracks) but the flowers are utterly divine. And they attract every butterfly and bee from miles around! Jx

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    1. They're not at all intrusive here, I think it's too dry.

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  6. A bird poops into your garden - and this is the result ?!
    What a blessed little piece of earth you inhabit ! Let it grow, let it grow ...

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    1. usually a bird poops in my yard and I wind up with blackberry vines with thorns the size of small steak knives.

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  7. My foxgloves pop up willy-nilly too! They are so pretty but have no sense of placement. I am also a fan of unruly shrubbery... and this garden looks like a wonderful park to explore. Thank you, Mr Peenee!
    Sx

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    1. foxgloves are just like me: no sense of comportment. And poisonous.

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  8. Do you have Cthulhu down your pants or is your Viper's Bugloss just pleased to see us?

    I love your beautiful garden, Mr Peenee. Especially your extravagant back yard!

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    1. well, you're not the first stranger to recognize what's down in my pants.

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  9. Inhales deeply, trying to sniff the buddleia...it's not working.
    You must have a very large block of land.Well, from where I perch on a postage stamp, it looks to be very large.Where are you, geographically? I'm guessing a warm enough zone to be growing all those things so well.And your view from the loo is fantastic!

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    1. I'm in the very dead center of San Francisco. It never freezes and rarely gets hot; the biggest gardening restraint is how dry it is.

      And the loo view is my favorite.

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    2. Ahh...I might have guessed! Used to have a friend in that area who managed a fabulous garden in a small space.

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  10. Beautiful little treasures abound. A veritable adventure playground... it's nice to see hard work paying off... well done Mr. peenee...

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    1. It's not so much work as it is a fight.

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  11. From the headline I honestly expected photos of rainbow dyed pubic hair in various 'doo's.

    Peenee, your garden is an oasis of calm, beauty, and likely the backdrop for some wonderful conversations and reflective moments.

    The Calla lilies should make a return engagement.

    Simply in awe of your efforts.

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    1. The Callas ARE coming back. How did you
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  12. What a thriving, colorful garden of Eden you have, Mr Peenee! Your ability to make things rise and grow with your hands is a testament to your experience and talents!

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  13. San Francisco? When I lived there the best I could manage were a few houseplants! Of course, have 3 sons sort of damaged the backyard (we lived in the Outer Richmond near Spreckles Lake)! The windblown cypress were about as expansive as my gardening got. Your garden is a delight! xoxo

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  14. When we got our house (20 years ago! How can it be?) the yard was an impenetrable thicket of Scotch broom that I had to pull out, one at a time. It took months. So all this jungle is just whatever I stuck in that didn't die,

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  15. Please forgive me! I've been away and wasn't able to check in. Peewee darling, I'm jealous of your green thumb, but wonder....where else has that thumb been?

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