Hollywood Forever, Kevin
A couple of weeks ago, Kevin of the blog....
asked me if I'd like a cutting from one of his jade plants.
Well, of course I did, thinking about the gorgeous garden that surrounds his
old Hollywood cottage.
This is his grotto photographed at night.
Magical, isn't it?
I jumped at the chance to have a little of the magic of his garden.
He said he'd send me a clipping..
But the package that came was quite large and the clipping like 12 inches tall.
It looked like a full grown jade plant once I stuck it in a pot.
Nothing like instant gratification gardening.
I'm hope it will do well for me.
He said he has them as large as 5 feet tall in his garden.
Here's Kevin's grotto during the day.
This was his recent whimsical afternoon party in his garden.
I love the parasols in the branches of the trees.
What a great idea this is for instant shade.
His home is amazing.
I hope you'll go by and take a look at his blog...it is one of my most favorites.
You'll see many photos of his home.
He recently painted his stairs in variations of blue.
I love this so much. And don't even get me started on the original chain handrail!
I hope you'll go by and explore his entire blog...
So I did a little gardening indoors thanks to Kevin.
Outside I've just about given up.
It's been so hot and dry here that my plants outside are really struggling.
My little wall fountain is managing to grow the money wort in the heat just fine
with daily waterings. But the fern burned up a few weeks ago and the impatiens quit
blooming a month ago.
I also planted a birdbath and pot with impatiens and grasses but they aren't blooming either.
Notice all my shade grass is dead. I guess I'll be reseeding this fall.
My thai basil is growing like crazy....it doesn't seem to mind the hot sun.
But all ferns are scorched and they usually do so well on my back deck.
Everything will start to look much better in September, I'm sure...just in time
for it all to die at the end of October.
How is your garden growing?
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