Friday, July 13, 2007

My Chacala Garden, Now and Then

I just took some photos of my Chacala garden. I thought I would post photos of my little garden taken mid-March, mid-May, and today. Sort of comparison shots. Things grow fast here, especially now that we are in the rainy season.

(Later) I just realized I mixed the photos from the three dates all together and it's too much touble to sort things out. I am just going to publish them all together. I don't feel like fooling around with them. And it's not that interesting anyway.A plant Sheri Merciaro and Nicole gave me is growing really fast. It's a succulent that my books calls an "Elephant" something. It grows really fast and I have taken maybe 20 cutting off it for other people. It's really different looking. Bad photos. Can't really see the plannt. It's in the lower right.

The little hillside is filling in quickly. I gave up on finishing the wall when my landlady's husband took the fifty large rocks rock I had carried in my hand. He used them to built a diversion wall to direct all this summer's rain water directly unto the foundation of the house. Sometimes I can't believe what people do around here.

I'm not sure this is a really a garden. It's really four planting beds tucked unto a hillside and some flat spots in front of the house. It's full of whatever plants I can start from cuttings or seeds.And plants people give me or I buy at the nurseries. Although it's been months since I bought a plant.

All the plants are mixed together. Water-lovers, succulents, cacti, vines, shrubs, etc. I guess I am experimenting. Or too lazy to make a plan of some kind.

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Tom said...

Plan? We don need no stinkin plan! I garden eclectically too. I just like to make things grow and flower.

But like me, I can see that some plants will dissapear in the growth of the bigger plants.

That's what a eclectic garden does.

The rock thing would piss me off though.

LostRoses said...

I guess he figured they were just rocks that God put there, never mind that you carried them all to that spot! Your garden is very pretty, and as Tom said, who needs a plan?