Kissed by raindrops
A promise of rain, an opportunity to transplant, but then a reminder that this may be a torrential water fest. I took a chance and moved a crape myrtle, but made myself stop at that. Would you like to see my work? Any arborist would surely admire it, from a distance, especially if he were blindfolded.
The chair fainted, delighted so by my ingenuity. I used cable ties to secure this beauty to some supports.
Well, rain soon began to fall. I quickly scooted about the yard to catch what may be the final blooms of this years flowers.
Marigold (variety unknown, but extra-special because she was gifted to me by my sweet next-door neighbor, Carol.)
Pink Penta, loved dearly by both butterfly and bees.
Cigar Plant, Cuphea. Magnet for the hummingbirds.
White Penta. Magnet too, for butterfly and bee.
Not just another green plant. This is Comfrey, the plant produces the best organic feed for anything you grow. Invaluable!
She blooms a pretty pink, tinker-bell shaped flower, but I try to keep those to a minimum. Her greenery is where the gold is located.
A Delphenium. She is poisonous and was placed in front of some Foxgloves that the Spring floods killed.
They paired beautifully together, so if this latest flood doesn’t get the girl, I’ll plant Foxglove with her in 2016.
Milkweed. Nectar extraordinaire to the Monarch Butterfly population.
Last years plants drowned, I replanted and to my surprise… yes, SURPRISE! The re-plant is
the invasive number. Oh My Goodness! What to do, what to do?
My whole back yard will be overrun this time next year. But isn’t this a remarkable beauty?
Yes. Yes, she is.
Borage, dressed in pink. She grew from a re-seed of a blue.
I found this and transplanted it into my garden. She’s an angel cat. Not rare, but exceedingly beautiful.
Don’t you love her? Yes. Yes, I knew you would.
This one is for Scott and Barb. Here’s my sweet potato vine. Funny story:
One day I was clearing debris and something got caught on the vine. Up came a good portion of it,
along with a potato. Awe shucks! I thought I had destroyed her. A month later and she is bigger than ever!