Sunday, August 21, 2011


Here are a few of the summer blooms that were in the beds yesterday;  the bright colors of zinnias and gladiola are a welcome sight! The sweet potato vine is long and full, and the huge 12-13" 1-day blooms of the hibiscus will be blooming for quite a while, having as many as one hundred pods on the plant!  The days are gradually getting shorter, although I don't feel fall in the air yet.  Our weatherman predicts hotter than average temperatures all next week. Make sure you water early in the morning if using over head methods, so the plants can completely dry off by evening.  Disease can be decreased just by watering in the early morning instead of the evening.Using a soaker hose, and not getting the plants wet from overhead watering is even better.  

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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