Last night Mr. Gardener was watering his lawn and bushes, and I was watering the roses. I have used his lawn mowing as 100% proof of rain in the near future. He finished mowing his property, front and back. It has to rain now.
We talked about the Crepe Myrtle bush he wanted to plant. I pointed to Almost Eden to our right. The nursery infrastructure is easy to see from our yards. When I saw the new structures going up, I knew we had a business starting in the old dairy farm. In Bella Vista we used to shop at a mini-mall that was also a former dairy farm. I like this conversion better.
We walk across a mown field of grass to reach the plants. Sassy considers a walk through Almost Eden a regular duty. She can track cats, dogs, rabbits, and anything else - as I look at plants. We often find Almost Eden watering many of the plants while his dog Opie waits.
We share the same perspective on plants - no toxins. Almost Eden has an abundance of insect and bird life as a result.
Mr. Gardener is going to shop there for Crepe Myrtles. They might be called Southern Lilacs. I have seen many varieties of Crepe Myrtle in this area - pink, raspberry, and purple blooms. Their popularity comes from a long blooming time (months) and tolerance of hot, dry weather. Unlike Chaste Tree, which hates watering, Crepe Myrtle responds well to watering and also enjoys a heavily mulched base.
Plants Are Self-Mulching
Mulching is a generic term for placing a layer of organic material around the base of a plant:
| "I love Creation gardeners,|
and I frustrate the rest of them.
Goodbye and thanks for all the June-bugs."
|Make a rustic fence with these on top of the wood mulch.|
Stumps make great squirrel and bird perches.
They love to be a little off the ground and look
for food from that position.