Friday, July 10, 2020
I’m going through some really tough stuff right now. I could use some prayers for all three of my children.
I am trying to stay busy and I feel uplifted when I am in my garden and fiddling with my plants and flowers. And getting my hands dirty. I wanted to show you how my front flower beds are coming along. It’s a bit of a mess right now since the focal plant is a huge Crepe Myrtle tree, and it rains flowers in my bed all day long. I have a large Crepe Myrtle in the backyard too, and it looks like snow falling when the wind blows.
I was delighted to learn an elephant ear pup a friend gave me is a Giant Toro! It’s getting bigger each day and it’s gorgeous. It will be ginormous.
My Lantana are filling out nicely, especially my bandana Lantana. It’s totally showing off. My Mums are even blooming.
None of my many Plumeria are putting out inflows yet. Yesterday, a little storm blew through and knocked over my patio table and umbrella and it landed on one of my Plumeria and the top was completely broken off. It was my oldest, and most troubled Plumeria (11 year old cutting). It was just finally coming around to good health this year. I’ve planted the broken top (about 6” worth) and I hope the topless trunk will put off new shoots. Gardening can be so rewarding and also so heartbreaking. Ugh.
I’m about to become the keeper of my own lawn, again. Sadly, I will be firing my lawn service because they just can’t do a good a job as I can. That is a serious fact. I am so sad to do this to my lawn guy but I am just so picky and have high expectations when it comes to my yard.
I feel so bad.
Always running behind, I still have 2 flats of flowers (shade) to plant. And weed pulling is a daily chore. My ongoing landscaping project continues. I am in the “killing of grass” stage for the rock yard; 3/4 complete. It is sooooo hot right now.
I love seeing everyone’s flowers and gardens on Spark. I’d love to see more. Keep up the great gardening, Friends. It’s my therapy, aside from my fitness. Gardening helps me, mentally, as I navigate through troubled waters.
Keep Sparking! Hugs!