Good morning Folks ~ It is a hot, muggy morning, right around 10:30 and just miserable out as you can see by the title of this post. We had some rain earlier, but now the sun is shining. I got a load of laundry in the machine, and hope to get it hung out and dried before afternoon thunderstorms roll in. I mowed yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and was soaked from sweating when finished. At least there was cloud cover. I’ve more yard work to do but not today.
I took some pics on the 4th, and some this morning, the 8th. I’ve moved potted roses over to my St. Francis garden, so that I can water them easier, and I love the new look.
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Everything is growing like crazy, flowers and weeds, I’ll just show the flowers though not the weeds. Below is my front patio jungle with the main garden at the back of photo with the gazing ball.
Here is the ‘caravan’. My homemade arbor is being covered by moonflower vines and confederate jasmine vines.
A few weeks back I was having a hard time with closing the door to the caravan. Then one morning it came off the hinge. I thought ‘what the heck now?’ I looked and the hinge pin had worked it’s way out somehow and disappeared. I found it under the step up into caravan, then had to wrangle holding the door while aligning the two parts of hinge, one on caravan and the other on the door. Finally got it and now all is well again in that dept. I added the mailbox which has heart cut outs on it, and the other iron piece on the left side, plus the little iron holder, that is holding a heart shaped rock. I’ve not done anymore in the inside, except to put ‘stuff’ in there, neatly in shelves and plastic drawer units.
Here is my favorite hibiscus. The coloring is more mellow in this bloom than in blooms past, but it is still a beauty. This is ‘Hugs-n’-kisses’.
This is Tahitian Gardenia. I just love these big wonderfully scented blooms.
This is the dwarf white orchid tree. These flowers have a nice delicate scent.
Here are some sky shots this morning. The first one is looking in a southwesterly direction.
Now this is looking south. Stormy weather heading our way.
The next three are looking east.
Now here are some rose blooms.
I think this is ‘Heirloom’.
‘Knockout’ in red.
‘Maggie’ an old favorite with two blooms that I almost missed. I need to make cuttings of this rose as it is an ‘old garden rose’ and one of my favorites, and I’d hate to lose it.
This is an unknown wonderfully scented rose.
This miniature rose is called ‘Picnic’.
This is an old-time favorite, ‘Prosperity’.
‘Louis Philippe’ known as the Florida Cracker Rose. I’ve had this rose for years and years, and it’s a cutting from my original which I had for many years.
Another unknown miniature.
‘that’s all folks’,
as Bugs Bunny used to say.
I hope you all are having a good week so far.
Count your blessings and ask God for strength to get you through rough times.