It's Bloomin' Tuesday!
Just click on the badge on the right to see what's bloomin' in gardens all over.
Above is a mum I bought from a big box store a year ago, along with six others, that is blooming beautifully right now. This is the first year that all the mums I planted last fall made it through the winter.
Since getting back from the hospital, I haven't been feeling much better, so any progress I've been making in the house and garden has been small. Contrast my work ability to that of 90 yr. old Mom, who Joel had to order down from a ladder this past weekend. Mom had set up the ladder and climbed up to the second story to clean leaves out of her eaves-troughs. Joel arrived just in time to finish the west side of the house. I don't know how she does all this work! She doesn't mow her lawn, Joel takes care of it, ( and in the rare event he can't make it, I do) but she still does all of her weed whacking and today was in the midst of thinning a wayward lilac bush. She also cut down a 20' long row of peonies for the winter, and she canned 20 pints of tomatoes, too. And here I sit, like a lump on a log.....clearly I need to take a page from Mom's book and get going, and I fully hope to, SOON!
Wish I would have paid more attention to what color I planted where, but oh well, they are still putting on a good show.
Tomorrow is another day!