Beginning last week in The Land of Making Do, most of our mornings include a beautiful pink and gold sunrise. It totally fits my pink and gold theme for the week – and yesterday’s tablescape, too!
It thrilled us to see our first few tomatoes on the vines in our Tomato Plant Pots. Are you growing tomatoes this year?
It’s neat watching each bloom turn into a tiny new fruit.
Speaking of plants, they are growing very tall and are, as of this week, reaching the top tomato stake ring.
I’ve never had a potato vine bloom so well as this one. Do you know if green potato vines bloom? What color blooms are they? I love this purple.
One morning while sitting at my desk, I heard a loud thud. A bird was stunned after it ran into the window. It fell onto the glider, and I was afraid he/she was about to die.
Its eyes were open, but it didn’t move. At. All.
And, look at that bent tail! That can’t be good.
I busied myself watering the white Bougainvillea vine.
More soft shades of pink!
The breeze was blowing the nicest fragrance from the French Tarragon growing nearby. That is the best herb for growing in the ground, and it fills the air with sweetness!
Around the corner, the Rose of Sharon opened its blooms.
A couple of mornings later, the bush was filled!
Have you ever had a Chrysanthemum bloom this early? I’d noticed buds on this plant a few weeks ago, but now they’re beginning to open.
Isn’t that premature? I thought they were fall blooming flowers.
Are you fighting a slug battle this year? They’re a problem for my Hydrangea bushes every year, and this year’s no different.
There are lots of blooms, but they are undersized. I continue using slug bait and egg shells. And, our sudden dry spell last week didn’t help the bush, either.
Oh, and when I checked back on our stunned bird, it was gone. It either flew away or a dog discovered it. (Ugh! I hate the thought of that!)
What are you battling with your plantings this week? What are your frustrations? On a better note, what flowers are you enjoying the most?