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Wax Myrtle…..

After TheTree went down,I planted the Sweet Gum tree.
Close to it,I planted a Wax Myrtle shrub Myrica cerifera.

Just because I wanted to introduce more Florida native shrubbery to the garden.
I don’t know if this is normal,or the warm winters we’ve had the past few years,but it seems to be an early bloomer.
which I was not,but that’s for a whole other post….
It’s growing next to a Jamaica Caper Capparis cynophallophora
a Simpson’s Stopper Myrcianthes,and a Beauty Berry Callicarpa.
All growing by the water’s edge.
I’m aiming for a natural type hedge,by the water,which will provide cover and food for the birds,butterflies and bees.

So far,along with the help of the feeders,it’s working…..

Paths to no where……

After Monday’s clean up,it was time to move on to other areas of the garden.

The paths –to- no-where had been neglected for years.Almost three years ago I was ready to finish them with gravel and stepping stones,but then….First TheTree went down,then the pool was demo’d and reconstructed,then the house was reno’d,then the kitchen was added on to and reno’d…..

get my drift?

They were  muddy,slippery messes!

That point was brought home,Monday.

We slipped.

We tracked mud……


after two days of hauling gravel,two of them are done!

IMG_0848This one is my favorite.It is shady(the only part of the garden that is shady),all day long.Everything growing here is green and white.A cool respite in the heat of summer.The other half of this one is yet to be done.That half has been started,but there was a basketball game on today….

Go Gators! #1 seed! Yeah baby!

This one leads to the canal.The erosion here was bad!IMG_0854

Next up….

..this mess of a side yard…..IMG_0853

All of the construction of the past 3 years originated from here.Trucks,construction equipment,etc. were parked here.

It’s a mess!

Overgrown and weed filled.The plants that will be used here will come from divisions of others already in the rest of the garden.

But the weather forecast for the next two days calls for rain,so it may be put off for a few days.

Guess I’ll be cleaning house……