Well, I'm enjoying my day off from work. As I sat on y back porch this morning drinking my coffee, I was straining to see my 2 rose of sharon plants at the edge of the yard. I bought them both several weeks ago at Lowes. They are both white(figured they would show up from a distance). I really wanted a pinkish one but they didn't have any. I thought my eyes were deceiving me this morning...it looked like a pink bloom on my plant! I ran and slid on my flip flops, and in my pajamas and bathrobe, I trooped down to the site of my hallucination. But it was no hallucination. The biggest pink bloom you ever saw just smiling up at me! Right next to the white one on another branch. How cool! I love it when God gives us these little gifts in nature. Do you think it was grafted on at some time or what? There is definitely only one plant there. Just wanted to share my little gift with you all. Sometimes it just takes being still and watching, to see what God has in store for us! Hope you are having a great day...and get in that dirt! Trish
Just a few little things going on in the garden lately. Mid summer always seems to bring things to a bit of a halt...maybe more like a pause. Two weeks ago, hubby and I made a new bed. It's so pretty, bordered in rocks. As of yet I have nothing in it, but I'm getting there. I went to Lowes last weekend and found a fabulous sale! Knockout roses-$3.47, Agapanthus-$1.27, daylilies- .99, althea (white blooms)- 3.47,iris- .99, and more! What a find! Of course it is all still waiting on me to plant. I just haven't had it in me for some reason. I did snip back my herb plants. My zinnia seeds have turned into little plants that I watch everyday. I have a small climbing rose that I rooted from my mom's plant that I think I need to move. I planted it next to the garage, but it is under the eaves. When it rains(and that is not nearly often enough!) the poor thing is not getting any water. How I didn't realize that, I don't know.
My veggie garden is just beautiful. It is so lush looking! The little rain that we have had has done wonders! My biggest probleem is aphids. I have sprayed my purple hulls with fertilome(organic). We will see if it works. I have lots of tomatoes, but none have turned red. What's up with that? Squash, peppers, okra and butterbeans are coming out the wazoo. There are about 4-5 watermelons out there and the corn is gorgeous! I guess this is the season maybe to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labors. I know I have enjoyed the sitting back part this past week! Ya'll have a great day!....and get in that dirt! Trish