Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Coffee in hand, I went for a slow walk this morning to see where I might plant my half dozen new Red Yuccas.

I had envisioned the winter under garden and had a good notion where they would fit in, have full sun and super well drained soil.

It just took me a while to get there.

Can you see it?

I knew if I was patient she would eventually part with it. We all know what happens to stuff that is to good to throw away and ends up stored under the house because you might need it one day. It gets forgotten until one day you decide to clean up and throw out all the junk under the house.

The first time I asked was at least two years ago. This time the answer was yes. Now there are two invisible art pieces.

I'll need to watch it cause the birds. If they have troubles I will try to find a way to etch or paint an image on the glass. The other invisible art piece has been fine with the birds since it is placed next to the grasses and is only fully exposed about a month out of the year.

I didn't want to wait until November when the under garden would start to reappear. It would be much better for the Red Yuccas, Hesperaloe parviflora 'Perpa' to have more time to gets some roots in the ground before winter sets in.

I set them in the ground this afternoon after the invisible art piece was placed. I'm kind of excited to see the under garden this year. I have planted quite a bit to improve it since last winter.

But that will have to wait.

The Tall Flower Meadow is not anywhere near done.

Now I wait for the asters, particularly the Blue Wood Aster.

I don't want to leave home in the morning. It will be many years before that is a viable option at this time of year.


Lola said...

I love your art. Sometimes we must leave what we love.

Lisa Greenbow said...

Patience is a virtue that has paid off in this instance.

Sallysmom said...

I am just sick about it. My white wood aster looks like it has about totally died out. It covered almost half a flower bed and looked so pretty in the fall. We had a wet spring and then the last of June the rain spigot got turned off and we have only had about 1/8" of rain since then.

Lola said...

What is the plant in #8. The round green thingy.

Dana Foerster said...

I have the same question as Lola......I think you told us the name of that plant. Also, your stump bench in #4 is great..... I need one like it only smaller.

Christopher C. NC said...

That's a bummer Sallysmom. It may come back next year.

Lola and Dana that is the Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium.

Carol said...

Interesting. Will you leave the invisible art out all winter?

Christopher C. NC said...

Yes Carol the invisible art will stay out all winter. That is when it interacts with the weathers in all sorts of ways making it an interactive invisible art piece.