Vlog #25: The Garden Tour

13 Aug, '06

I know I know.. I go months without touching the video camera, and then you get two vlogs on the same day. What can I say but, ehm, I’ll try to be better and post more often.

Anyway, here’s the video I shot Friday morning of the garden, see how scorched and monochrome it looks at the moment? That’s one reason why I can’t wait for the summer to end so that I can get busy trying new and wonderful plants and get the colour and growth back in it. The first part of that is preparing for that eventuality, that’s why I replaced all the drip system pipes to get better watering footprint in the borders.

Oh, now that I’ve got the MacBook which has a built-in video camera, expect more like the previous vlog I posted earlier this morning and shot using the built-in camera. So brace yourself for more of my mug! 🙂

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  1. Ingrid says:

    Mahmoud, how neat to actually ‘see’ your garden. Like with you in Bahrain, our plants are just stressed to the max. Nice drip lines. I am itching to get back into the yard and start planting..I’ll probably will have to wait till September. How ‘weird’ it is to hear your voice (no worries, a good weird)..now I’ll ‘hear’ your voice when I read your words, thanks for sharing this video, you have a nice looking yard.. (love the entry gate too)
    Ingrid

  2. tooners says:

    Nice video! Our garden is looking pretty near the same. Can’t wait until October to start looking for fresh plants!

    It’s nice to put a voice to a face… altho you sound different than I expected. You have an American accent…. which I didn’t expect.

    Your “stupids” are nice… we want some dogs as well.

    Love your yard… and I’m sure it’ll look amazing in a few months… after the heat leaves us. 🙂

  3. mahmood says:

    Do I really? Oh no! And I haven’t watched TV for such a long time and my Scottish education has all gone to waste… at the very least, I was hoping that I would sound mid-Atlantic! 🙂

  4. tooners says:

    mid-Atlantic? hmmm… don’t think I’d know a mid-Atlantic accent if I heard it… so maybe you do indeed have a mid-Atlantic accent… altho I took it for American. I was thinking you might have a British accent, to be honest. You have a nice accent – whatever it is. 🙂 I’ve always liked the accent Arabic speaking ppl have when they speak English. You have a nice voice.

    Btw, we saw your brother at the Ritz a few wks back and when I saw him, I had to take a double glance because I thought it was you – then I realized it wasn’t. My husband noticed the look and said, “oh, that’s Mahmood’s brother”. I was like… “aaahhh”. You guys look a lot alike. 🙂

  5. mahmood says:

    “cookie cutter” perfect I would say, and a lot of people confuse me for the younger one. I like those people! 😆

  6. Alfanan says:

    The hubby said it was your younger bro! 😉 And yes, you guys are cookie cutter perfect. It’s amazing.

  7. tooners says:

    oops, that was a post from me, but since i’m posting from my husband’s puter, i didn’t notice that the named needed to be changed… so sorry for that one! 🙂

  8. Publia says:

    Hi Mahmood,

    RE: An email I received but have no address to forward: “Most of us think of our gardens as lush oases of green, but relentless heat and arid winds can leave a landscape barren. Lucky for those who live in such conditions, some plants are designed to flourish … ”

    As I’ve commented before, we love your garden tours. I am sorry that you don’t have an email on your site, because I received an ad for flowers that seemed perfect for your garden. The pictures didn’t paste, but I pasted the email here. (I’ll leave the extraneous stuff in) Also, here is a link to more flower ideas: http://www.southernliving.com/southern/gardens/seasonal_gardens/article/0,13676,1029491,00.html

    I hope you have moderated comments so I won’t mess up your blog with the below, as good sense would say you should delete it. Since you share your garden with all, I did want to pass along the email.

    Best,

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  9. mahmood says:

    thanks very much for that!

    you can contact me on mahmood at mahmood.tv or click on the “contact” link at the top. I’ll certainly have a look at your suggestions and see if I can coax any of them to flourish in my garden.

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