Gotta Garden

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wayne Winterrowd

While online last night, I happened upon some sad news. It seems that Wayne Winterrowd of the famous North Hill Garden and partner/spouse of Joe Eck has passed away. The link to North Hill Garden in the previous sentence will take you to their homepage where you may peruse a number of remembrances.

Since I love garden books, that was my first introduction to the them. However, most of their books are now only available on the secondary market...checking Amazon, the prices have skyrocketed, I am sorry to say... I do own Our Life In Gardens. The title delights me. It sits on my nightstand (with others) where I like to pick and choose at will.

I feel especially privileged to have heard them speak....first up was Joe Eck and then Wayne Winterrowd closed out the program. It was at a now-defunct Horticulture here to read about my experience...(I actually got around to it! Yes!)

Anyway, I just wanted to add my condolences and express my sadness at the passing of an extraordinary gardener.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 last

It's finally starting to rain here. We did pretty good in August, going over our average...but, September has been very, this drizzle outside is most welcome.

There are still a few daylilies blooming...a few on rebloom and several that are just blooming out of sequence. I plucked these three the other day as rain was projected (but didn't happen...) to enjoy inside...

Front left to right...Wild Red Heart...Scrambled Legs.....and Silent Musings.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hummingbird Moth

These pictures were just taken...right at dusk....

They keep their wings pretty much in motion, like hummingbirds, so I was quite pleased to get a few pictures that weren't blurry. There were two going after the self-seeded Nicotiana....funny, I had just been thinking I needed to pull it all out. The striped colors on its body are quite eye-catching.

See, DH, what you were missing by not taking the dogs out?? Lol.

For more information on these creatures, see here....

Update: Many thanks to Dr. Roger Downer who identified this moth for me as Pink Spotted Hawk Moth (who knew) and provided this link...

The website is a wealth of information and where I sent in my request for identification which was most speedily answered.
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