gardeners. Most of us brace ourselves for the Summer siege, much
like a warrior preparing for battle. Extra iron, fertilizer and various
tonics to protect our beloved plants and gardens. I love to garden,
I live to garden, I am inspired when I garden.
This is my pride and joy, the dragon wing begonia. She has been a
real trooper this Summer. She is about 3 feet by 3 feet with shiny
deep green leaves and loaded with coral blooms.
And fortunately it is that time of year to begin gardening again!
Am I thrilled? You bet! The elephant's ear ( Genus Colocasia) love
their water, they drink and drink and are happiest when it is about
My plants are looking a little "tired," but they are getting their
second wind and I am helping them along with a lot of TLC.
I have several container groupings around the pool. I keep them
going by lots and lots of fertilizer and watering twice a day during
July and August.
This is the only way I am able to keep them blooming throughout
our hottest months. The hibiscus thrive in the heat and bloom
I have had to cut back the marigolds as they tend to get lanky and
woody and break off.
My Lady Bird Johnson rose has grown so tall and happily blooming
along now that the days and nights are so much cooler. I am
gardening again and I couldn't be happier!
Please Join Me ~
Little Red House