When I was a young gal we had a next door neighbor who had a tractor tire-sized fenced in area where she planted nasturtiums.
If you glanced over toward her back yard it was hard to miss the sight of bright orange, yellow and red blooms.
They required a lot of watering, especially when the weather was dry.
They bloomed profusely. She tended her little flower garden with much love and care.
It seems like forever that I have wanted to plant some of these flowers.
So weeks ago I did 4 flower pots that would be easy to maintain.
I don't know if it was not enough water or too much that caused the brown patches on the leaves.
I did some leaf removal.
Now I wait for the bright red ones to bloom.
Do you know you can eat the blooms?
The pickled flower buds contain oxalic acid and should not be eaten in large quantities.
The blooms are pretty on cakes and some people add them to salads.
I had really hoped that my plants would have more of a trailing vine. Why do I remember the neighbor's plants as being that way?
My front stoop geraniums look good, my poor concrete porch does not.
Look where it is chipping away on the right front corner and towards the middle.
My goose is naked even though I have several outfits to dress it in.
Most are faded from the sun and need replacing.
The shrubs are still an issue and this week I have researched more people who do that kind of work.
I have a call in to another one. Hope I get some action going with them.
Since I have finished with the scarves I am at a loss of what to do next.
I have plenty of things I could do, but finding something that keeps my attention will be the real test. Sometimes I have the attention span of a gnat.
Hope this week is going good for all of you.