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2015_Day 187: A few new flowers for the containers

Purple and pink vincas have replaced the petunias in this container.

Purple and pink vincas have replaced the petunias in this container.


Over the weekend, I found some holiday flower sales and figured it was a good time to brighten up the containers on my back patio. One of them in particular had really gone downhill, I suspect because it had too much water. Not that we’ve gotten a ton of rain lately, but unfortunately the downpours we did get waterlogged the one container and it just didn’t want to drain. Continue reading

2015_Day 161: Garden survived week without me

As much as I enjoy vacations, it sure feels good to get home, sleep in your own bed and just enjoy your own surroundings. The heat (90s during the day) didn’t hurt the garden as much as I thought it might. In fact, the marigolds seemed to love it. Continue reading

2015_Day 114: Hot, humid weather perfect for tomatoes 

We were talking about the weather at work today, and a co-worker commented how she wasn’t ready for the 90s and the humidity. It has been humid lately and we’ve had at least one 90-degree day with more in the weekend forecast. Innocently (I am new to Texas, after all), I asked if 90s in April were common, adding that I thought those hot temperatures would hold off til at least May. Continue reading