Yikes! I was writing the title for this post when it hit me. “Today isn’t Wednesday, is it?” I asked daughter. “Nope,” she answered, unaware that I was really serious. Had I really gone through the entire day acting as though it were Wednesday? Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, I vaguely recall spreading zinnia seeds left from dried zinnias in my flower beds in the raised beds by my fall tomatoes and pumpkins. And with all the rain that’s fallen in the past 10 days, a bunch of them are now sprouting. Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say that the zinnias in my big pots are coming to an end. Even so, they’re still pretty to look at. Continue reading
So much for a fall tomato crop — at least any that were grown from seed. A week after I transplanted them from pots into the garden, they are looking pretty sad. Continue reading
While we humans may not be too keen on the heat streak of late, it seems the 100-degree temps are OK with some of the vegetation in my backyard. Continue reading
While the hope of fall tomatoes seems to be edging closer to a nightmare, I’m really happy that the zinnias and pumpkins are faring well. Continue reading
While I didn’t expect to see zinnia seeds sprouting after just 2 1/2 days, I am pleased to see a number of them popping up in my flower beds. I’m giving some credit to the layer of leaves and dried-up flower stems I covered the dirt with after planting. That homemade mulch, along with regular watering and this Texas heat could just be key to a bumper late-summer/early fall flower crop.