This month, I have plenty going on in my gardens.
We have had an extremely wet month after a long hot summer, so everything has been from one extreme to the other.
Last week we had some of the worst flooding our area has ever seen. I am humbled by the damage our rivers have caused from all this rain.
I didn’t think my flowers would fare well but they seem to be getting a last burst of energy before the fall weather begins~ which they say will arrive this friday with lows around 40 and perhaps lower in some areas.It’s hard to believe when it has hit 80 degrees a couple of days this week so far.
Tomatoes and peppers are ripening as well as plenty of cherry tomatoes.I think tomatoes off the vine are the best part of the vegetable garden. I never tire of that fresh tomato taste.
My mandeville are growing like crazy and so are all the morning glories I planted.
I have enjoyed the 2012 sample flowers I recieved from Proven Winners. This Calibrochoa Cherry Star has been a great plant. It has thrived despite the whiplash in the weather this summer. It seems to glow on sunny days.
These three pots are filled with Proven Winner sample plants too. There is the sweet tart Calibrochoa and Grape Punch Calibrochoa as well as the Royal Iced Cherry Verbena. They also survived the extreme heat we have had and are flourishing now with all the rain.
Just seeing all the mums start to bloom, you know fall isn’t too far off.
I just hope the weather is kinder to our area so people can get their homes, work and lives back to normal.
~”Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad,
and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” ~Terri
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