ELVIS: How about some hound dog music for Seamus’ birthday?
Just a photo I took Wednesday, September 24, at the Yankee Game, I don’t think you have to be a Yankee fan to admire what Derek Jeter has accomplished and how well he represented Major League Baseball.
Who knows maybe he’ll sell his 30 million dollar house and move to Ocean Grove, bet he could get a curb cut….
THE CHIFFONS with a musical tribute to Derek Jeter
By Miss Pegi
September 24, 2014
The wonderful, colorful Chrysanthemum is the autumn rainbow that brightens our world as days get shorter and nights get cold. I would not want to face the waning sunlight without their cheery contribution to the change of seasons. However, all of one thing, year after year, in almost any category one can bring to mind, loses its punch after a while. Even the hard working mum succumbs to being taken for granted. So here are a few ideas to shake things up a bit.
The Montauk Daisy is actually in the mum family but has a different look and a much higher level of persistence from year to year. Cuttings root easily if you want one from a friend or to fill up a space inexpensively.
The Hardy Cyclamen (on top) is a tiny thing that thrives in shade although you may want to keep it out of the darkest corners. Blooming now, you will see more of the foliage in the spring. This is a great OG plant as it doesn’t take up a lot of space, can be functional in a not too dark alleyway and blooms for the homeowners that often return in September.
Autumn Clematis is a climber with a voracious appetite. The scent is delicious and is perfect to cover an ugly fence or to climb a trellis. The tiny delicate white blooms belie its amazing resilience. Don’t be afraid to hack it back hard in the spring. In fact save the job for a day when you need to get out your frustrations. It will return with gusto.
Hyacinth Bean is another climber, but an annual one. It makes lovely purple flowers followed by amazing purple beans. Both can be seen on the vines at this point, but the beans will last way into late fall. Sometimes they reseed but not overly aggressively.
Red Cardinal vine is a relative of the morning glory but, thankfully, does not reseed the same invasive way. The long tubular red flowers start earlier, but really get spectacular at this time of year. Even without blooms, the “crow’s foot” foliage is gorgeous on its own.
The Beauty Berry bush is a personal favorite. The purple berries are far more spectacular than the tiny blooms. They will last well into fall in all their glory.
Fall Anemones are perennials that will do well with some shade. A little hard to locate, but if you find them grab a few. The flowers float above the foliage and they come into their own after annuals have begun to fade.
Finally, the Mexican Flame Vine (below) is new to me this year. Finding totally new plants really makes my heart sing, as it gets harder to find something new after so many years of doing this. This orange daisy-like flower arrives on deep green foliage which looks great on the white trellis. I expect we will all see more of this one in the future as it is a happy thing.
MOZART. Concerto #3 in G major for flute and orchestra. Russian Chamber Orchestra
Editor’s note: Thank you Miss Pegi (aka Pegi Costantino of Ocean Grove.) Read about her in our “about” section on top of the page. —PG
YEHUDI MENUHIN (sitting next to her) and some other musicians:
1. This is a message from the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management. All residents are encouraged to join our local emergency services at the Neptune Township Prepare-athon event tomorrow, Tuesday September 30 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on South Concourse along the Shark River. Residents will be provided with emergency preparedness information and will have an opportunity to view live demonstrations, learn CPR, and receive other valuable emergency preparedness information. There will be free food, drinks, and prizes. All residents are encouraged to participate. For more information, please go to www.neptunetownship.org
2. At the Committee meeting of Sept. 22, it was announced that the Camp Meeting Association had repaid $800,000 for the Neptune financing of the middle beach boardwalk. So now the Committee can move on to loan another $800,000 for the North End boardwalk project which FEMA has approved. The money will be made available and a contractor chosen around mid November so that the job can be done for the 2015 season.
3. From Neptune Township:
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