Sunday, February 07, 2010

New plantings

This weekend, I planted a feijoa of the type "Mammoth", a Papaw, a gooseberry, a rose of the type "Mini Rose", and a Senryo (Sarcandra glabra).

I already have two feijoa of the type "Dunno", and so selecting a different type was a bit of a gamble, but judging from the size of the leaves, "Mammoth" seems not to be the same. You can hardly see it in this picture, but I'm hoping it will grow into something that provides both privacy and fruit.

The new feijoa. That's it in the middle ground.

The papaw. I thought these were supposed to be evergreen...

I plant my first rose. I wish sellers were a bit more communicative
about the type of plant. "Mini Rose" doesn't seem to mean much.

The Senryo. This has inedible red berries that birds like to eat.
We have a lot of birds in the garden now, and I like to see them around.

This wall-type thing will be planted to provide fruit, flowers
and privacy.

A single gooseberry plant. It will be interesting to see if the fruit
are popular in our household.

I went into town last weekend to meet a fellow from London and Tokyo about providing web, translation, and information services to help local companies expand their market. The moon was full and at its closest to the earth, and it dominated the evening sky. I tried to photograph it by the moat of Matsuyama Castle, but as expected, it appears as a pathetic dot in the sky. The actual thing was dramatically beautiful.


Luke said...

Your soil looks much improved in the pawpaw planting photo!

Rod said...

Yes, that bed is pretty good. I buried a lot of autumn leaves in it when we were building the house, and put rice polishings on it several times, so it's a good deal darker than the surrounding areas.

The challenge is improving the soil of the areas nearer the house.