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.