They blog and talk about flowers,
look at other gardeners flowers,
and plan what to do outdoors when the rain stops.
I am not going to complain because we were
really needing the rain in this part of the
The rain has not slowed down the traffic on
the highway out front with people going
to the Arts and Crafts Show at Old Man's Cave.
Since I did not want to melt I opted to
stay home this year. No, I am an old salty
and not sweet and sugary ;-)
I missed Fertilizer Friday, Sorry Tootsie!
But I did get some pictures of some of the
flowers that are still trying to put out some
blooms and of some of the Fall decor that
I have stuck on the front porch.
The mums are starting to bloom. They
spent the winter in the basement and were
pinched back longer than they should have maybe,
but they will last longer for fall blooming. I pinch
them back until the last of July.
Look who is coming back now that the days
have grown shorter cooler.
Not exactly a fall pansy and though I would love
some that look more like Fall I may have really
blown all of my pin money for flowers for the year.
This will likely be the last echinacea for this summer.
Poor thing looks so forlorn and lonely all by itself.
This Clustered purple Bellflower decided to surprise
me with a single new bloom.
Another Stock plant finally decided to bloom.
I do not think I will be trying to grow Stock
ever again. Who knew it took months to bloom.
I know everyone except Robin and myself.
See the pretty purple potato vine in the wagon
my Dad made me? Now picture it with just a
whole lot of stems and no leaves.
Yep, the deers like sweet potatoes too.
I am still loving this free morning glory that
the birds or wind sent to the garden.
Free is a good thing.
Stella d' Oro has been spluttering around
and putting on a few blooms to let me know
she is a trooper in the garden.
The Iboza vine in this old coal bucket keeps
trying to spread her vines. I have pinched it
back all summer and have started some new
vines from it to try to over winter.
Remember the stray cat that grew three kittens
in the flower bed. Well sadly something has
happened to the yellow one. The ornery black one
has taken over my potting bench just like momma.
And the gray one thinks Mom makes a good
pillow while hanging onto the back of the chair.
I am more of a dog person but these old strays
know how to get around me.
Now when I look out the back door in the mornings
not one old cat is waiting and staring back at me
but one old cat and four little eyes are watching
for me. What is that mother teaching them.
Who me, an old softy ? Oh, well what can I say.
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