Yikes, wynken! A snakeskin? I'm glad the snake wasn't wearing it at the time.
for continuing work on the singapore daisy and the bamboo.
Yesterday, I potted my New Guinea impatiens. They are so pretty with their variegated leaves. I hope they do well. I'm keeping them out back, where they will get the morning sun, but not the afternoon.
Last Edit: May 15, 2012 17:21:37 GMT -5 by seashell
Thanks Wynken! Nothing else is ripe & ready yet! I noticed the recent rains have eroded 7" of dirt on 2 sides of one of my dying cherry laurel trees. Therefore, I am being forced into action so that it does not become hazardous & fall on my house. I have a tree removal service due out tonite, & another on Mon. So glad I found that before something catastrophic happened!
"The difference between try & triumph is a little umph."--Author Unknown
It's good that you are recognizing the need to pace yourself with shorter, more frequent sessions, wynken. That's what I finally had to do with my patio/garden because of the heat.
I worked hard this week, digging, buying, planting, and potting. My little garden now also has a shocking red and orange strawflower and six celocia plants, four orange two dark pink--almost red. I potted up some pink wave petunias and have lots more plants waiting to be potted and kept or given away. My garden and patio were getting too hot with reds, oranges, and yellows, so I'm cooling things down a bit with lavender petunias and purple verbena. I've never been successful with verbena, but I got a few tips at the nursery. Hopefully, they will survive. Once all these are tended to, I will decide if I want to pot up any vegetables plants. I really want to plant some moonflower seeds, but I think the moth the moonflower attracts is the one that lays the eggs that become step's tomato hornworms. Tomatoes or moonflowers? Decisions, decisions.
Last Edit: May 20, 2012 22:03:14 GMT -5 by seashell
Grr, step. I followed some of the threads after watching your hornworm link, and people are divided on whether to save them or not. Some leave them alone to see them become moths, some put them in a jar and feed them and hope to see them turn into the moths, some say they will eat the moonflowers in preference to the tomatoes, some say just kill them. I never could bring myself to kill them, so tell me, exactly how did you turn them into prey for other animals?
Other plants I have waiting to be potted are blue daze (they love hot, sunny days), two more celosia (think I spelled it wrong last time), pentas, dusty miller, vinca, and Dichondra Silver Falls. I still want to get some coleus to accompany the impatiens I am going to put by my front door, if I can find a color that can handle full shade and not fade out in the heat of summer. Dipped in Wine is my absolute, total, complete favorite, but I've only had success with it in the fall. Maybe I could try it inside? Hmm. May be time for a trip to Stringers', which is the only place I've ever seen it.
bin day here. Pulled some chick weed flowering beside the house. binned. Chopped up seedy branches that had fallen down. binned. more singapore daisy - binned. bin mostly full. Moved one of the fallen tree/shrub trunks so my hipiastra won't get mowed next time.
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