Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The two hot weeks back in febuary really fried the fern (the looked dead) and savaged pretty much everything in my Gwondanaland garden. I did refurbish the irrigation sprays, now that the water restrictions have been eased BUT I haven't used them regulalry instead the garden has had to struggle on under on its own. Well the spring rain bought on some nice new growth on the tree ferns and the gingko. Now everything is looking happy and healthy
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The garden have been left to its own devices ove the past couple of years, and this year I was starting to worry about the gingkpo, which normally sprout a full cover of leaves to welcome spring but this year it was way behind the fruit trees and maples. I'm please to announce the delicate green leaves have appeared (its probably time to plant my tomatoes)
Sunday, January 01, 2012
BTW the Gondwanaland garden is on the south side of my house and it definitely cools the entrance and lower floor. Natural Air conditioning, at least while this ferny glade restrains some of its natural humidity.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Admittedly the weather has been very kind, lots of rain, but i am impressed with how fast the ferns have recovered from the drought conditions of the past few years.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Not many gardens boost works of art these days, but Gondwanaland has a new wall hanging. It’s one of the rock panels from my “Retracing Darwin” exhibition fitted out as the new home for an stag horn fern [Platycerium]. The fern is “growing” over my representation of the geological layers representing the Permian mass extinction event. A somewhat poignant reminder of the larger cycles in nature.
I think it looks perfectly at home.