Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hope and Change! Yes We Can!

Finally, a bloom on this unknown plant. Still don't have a clue as to what it is.

The purple flower is surrounded by numerous buds. It should be striking after they all bloom!

I bought this Purslane "Oasis Yellow" at Lowe's today from the 75 percent off table. It was $4.00. It is in good shape, so I thought I would take a chance with it. I have it in the shade on my patio, so hopefully, it will flourish!

I think this is the first time this Rain Lilly has ever bloomed. Of course, I can't remember squat, so it may have bloomed several times in the past for all I know! Sometimes I feel like a duck because as ducks do, I blink, and I'm in a new world. LOL. (Well, I am, after all, Pudgeduck!)

Not much else happening in the garden. I do have grandiose plans for three raised planters on the north wall. After the obvious demise of Turr Tull, I am going to tear down his house and see what has happened to him. I'm hoping that he simply found the gate open and crept away unnoticed.

Hubby and I will try to do this ourselves despite the heat--and old age! I can't focus on more than one thing at a time, but I have four projects going now. We are painting a few walls in the kitchen, insulating the garage door, preparing the side yard for a sidewalk and the major planting bed redo. I tell my hubby that the changes we make will keep us young, that we can't just settle in for the twilight years. That's what seems to happen with older folks. They then can't take any change at all. We have to suck it up and keep the motor running! YES WE CAN! I'll let you know. HOPE AND CHANGE. My hubby says I should keep the hope and he'll keep the change. Sounds like a joke I heard recently.


Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

Hi Pudgeduck,
I am so jealous of your flowering rain lily. I have white, pink, and one called prairie sunset in pots. None of them have bloomed though. Is yours planted in the shade?
By the way, I enjoy your blog very much.

Pudgeduck said...

Hi Nancy-The rain lilly is somewhat protected from the sun. A bunny mowed it down a few weeks ago-maybe that is what it needed to bloom LOL!

Aiyana said...

How are the projects coming? Sometimes when you wish for hope and change, you get more than you bargained for, so be on guard. I wish someone could ID the plant. Maybe you could show a photo to the Master Gardener volunteers who answer questions by email.

Pudgeduck said...

Aiyana-Finished the garage! Hubby won't even mow the grass it's so hot- it may never get finished! Thanks for the idea....

Julie said...

LOL Pudgeduck! Keep on keepin on, girl!!! You are doin good!!!

Love your purdy little Purslane!

mosaicqueen said...

I meant to leave a comment about your mystery plant last time. I believe it is Hollyhock. I have several :-)


Pudgeduck said...

mosaicqueen- Thanks- I guess it's grown out of season-it only produced a few small blooms.

Dee said...

I love the mystery plant (Hollyhock)- It looks like a plant my neighbor has that I drool over every time I go by.