Thursday, August 28, 2008

Garden Ramblings

At this stage of the summer in the desert-the name of the game is survival. Here are a couple of flowers that have managed to survive the heat and my neglect.




Vincas-periwinkle. Absolutely not my favorite flower. They leave a nasty virus or something in the soil that kills petunias after them so I guess I will forever have vincas in this pot. But I have a great deal of respect for anything that continues to bloom when getting blasted with a direct hit of the afternoon sunshine every afternoon.


Zinnias. Surviving and thriving next to a wall facing the south. They are so happy they are climbing out of the box and ready to dive into the garden box next to them. Say goodbye-they will be leaving me soon to make space for something new....



Garden boxes-coming along! I am so excited. Pretty soon there will be pretty red brick on top and then we have to go get some more dirt and good stuff to build up the soil...oh, and connect the water. I guess that means I will have to go to work.

4 comments:

Allyson said...

I love your green thumb! We don't do any flowers, because I kill them. Our neighbors in Mesa, before they moved, gave us 10 varies plants to love and care for. I am down to the last two....it's a sad sad thing to try to live and grow in this home.

John Taylor Family said...

I'm excited about your grow boxes! They look like they are coming along :)

Spin said...

im sort of getting inspired by your garden boxes and sitting here wondering - hmmmmm . . . could i do that?

Lori said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. I wish I had a green thumb.