Monday, September 30, 2013

Second Wind.............


...............things around here are catching their second wind.......I was in CA this time last year and i really noticed it and its no different this year......When the temps drop down to the highs in the 70's and 80's instead of flirting with 100 everything seems to spring to life.......


My poor purple Sugar Daddy petunias really took a beating.......and not from just the heat........something......and i'm thinking a caterpillar here( i saw a few)
.......found them delicious.........I tried spraying soapy water....with little effect ....and i finally broke down and bought some Sevin spray......and only after several applications did i see any noticeable improvement...... and just this last week or so they have burst forth with all the blooms they withheld this summer or ....should i say all the blooms that were eaten......




Alyssum still going strong.(white flower)..... I'am super impressed with it. I originally only thought it a Spring flower.......And the tropical Hibiscus keeps throwing out blooms.......The Geraniums in the big pot there were total under achievers this year......don't know whats wrong.......they are big and green and lovely but! no blooms.......The small pot next to the big pot.......i finally pulled out the Marigolds that were there......they did not do well either......not bad just not as well as i would like.......

         So to usher in the Fall i planted some Viola also called Johnny Jump Ups......they are an off shoot of the Pansy!! Actually these came first......Then Texas A and M developed the larger Pansy from them ......... unfortunately in most cases they lost their smell so they could have larger blooms...... These Viola smell heavenly when i walk out the front door....

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Okay your were warned! :)




Hubby hurt his finger last week at work! They were moving a barrel and someone's hand slipped and hubby caught his finger between the barrel and an unmovable object! OUCH! 9 stitches later it at least resembles a fingertip again.....Seems to be healing nicely but boy does it throb and hurt him....i think its finally easing up.....Hugs! deb

2 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Ouch....that one is going to hurt for a while. Flowers look lovely though! xox

Eileen Bergen said...

Well you did warn us but ... I only expected something like an ugly bug or injured bird.

Boy, that looks painful. Will he get back feeling in the tip? At least they were able to stitch it back in place.