It’s been a bit nippy walking in the mornings, 50 and up this week, and some 40s last week. It’s coming!
Despite reading on Facebook yesterday that they a predicting a warmer than usual fall. It’s shaping up to be a purty one!
Honey had the pool closed last week so that means I’m about done watering down there. This was my favorite this season.
I was not as happy with my stuff this year as in years past. And I even had my plants in early this year because of hosting the end of year BSF luncheon the second week of May! They just hemmed and hawed and didn’t do much until almost July.
My zinnias were one of the biggest disappointments. I somehow got 3 different varieties, and one bunch was ALL yellow. I prefer a riot of color, not a riot of all yellow pom poms. I’m sorry to be a snob, but I think of this kind as a lesser zinnia, the short squatty one.
I quite like these, and these are the usual kind I get. Even they were not riotously colorful this year
I don’t think I have ever had these super tall, leggy babes before!
Plenty colorful up next to the always reliable Black Eyed Susans.
But unfortunately you cannot tell which kind you have when they are all a couple inches tall and my half circle of zinnias looked mighty stoopid sporting all of the different heights!!!!! Not to mention the tall ones completely obscured the half circle of day lilys and wasted them.
Try as I might to separate the colors, I was not very successful, which also contributed to my dissatisfaction.
This side was a little better, but they did not grow like they usually do.
The front looked ok but I still have complaints. Not enough color in the side pots,
and too many petunias!! There were so many other pretty things in that pot when purchased, but those petunias HOGGED the whole pot!!!
Big sigh, oh well, there’s always next year.
I was happy with the things in this little bastion of visual interest! I copied the idea from my sweet friend Sarah, who had a similar one from the South Haven farmers market on her front porch. I plopped some of my heart shaped shells and rocks, collected on Florida trips, along with words that inspire. Heart it!
Oklahoma Tammy asked about a product I had mentioned last week, this is what it looks like. I buy it at Gordon’s, but I saw this at the regular grocery. It is good for breading and batters, looks like flour. I dredge my sliced chicken breasts in it and fry in peanut oil, YUM!
Was certainly praying this for all of our loved ones in the wake of Hurricane Irma. So far everyone is fine but haven’t heard about all the damage to the homes. It could have been SO.MUCH.WORSE! Thank you Lord!!!!!!!
And finally a sweet picture of our little Moonpie! Who is getting chunky, smiley and chatty!! Hi Bay-Be!
Have a pleasant Tuesday.