Look at what we got at the office the other day. Spring is like Christmas in a gardening magazine office!
I have been looking forward to this. Last year, the boss just gave us a couple of pots from the box that Proven Winners has sent her and the Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa hybrid was my favourite! It was absolutely stunning that I just had to have them in my garden again this year!
Another fave from Proven Winners is their Superbells Cherry Star. The colours could just brighten up any garden, where ever they are placed.
I can’t wait to see how these new flowers are going to look like when they are in full bloom!
Summer seems to have its running shoes on and can’t wait to sprint away and pass the baton off to Fall. The weather has dramatically changed these past couple of weeks. Temperature has dropped; the nights and early mornings are considerably colder; despite the sun’s warming rays, the wind now chills the skin. And painful of all, the garden looks tired. Some of the flowering plants are past their glorious prime, though the enduring petunias and calibrachoas are still gracing me with their propitious blooms.
We’ve harvested so many tomatoes and cucumbers we’ve started giving some away, not really knowing what else to do with them. Our apples are starting to turn red on the tree, another dilemma of not knowing what to do with them or how to dispose of them.
In the whole, Summer was/is great. And my first venture into gardening has been a success considering I wasn’t really a gardener to start with. It sure was a learning curb. I know now what I want, and don’t want, in my garden for next year.
Still hoping that Summer would stick around a little longer though…