Good morning Folks ~ I was out in the main garden area yesterday morning when I spied my first opened bloom on a red passion flower vine. I’ve been watching the bud
grow and finally there it was open in all its glory. How thrilling. This vine is one of two cuttings that rooted, out of six.
Day before yesterday I noticed an opened orchid bloom from my friend Nanci. I have several other orchids with buds in various stages. They are always thrilling to see.
Speaking of orchids, the Mounts Botanical Gardens are having an orchid and herb sale this weekend. My friend Ramona and I will be going Sunday and are looking forward to it. I really want to add to my herbs, so look forward to seeing what’s there. Hopefully plants will be reasonable. I’m not saying an orchid won’t come home with me too. I’ll let you know.
Below is a plant I bought at a yard sale last year along with two other purple flowering plants. I don’t know what this is, so maybe some of you gardeners will be able to help me out.
You can see some buds on the tips of branching stems, and an open bloom at the bottom.
Here is the open bloom, sorry about it being blurry.
Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and tomorrow, and I do hope we get some rain as things are pretty dry and thirsty that don’t get hand watered by me, or that the sprinklers don’t reach.
I just finished a fiction book the other night, ‘The Forgotten Garden’ by Kate Morton. Right near the end was a great line which I felt was just right for me and maybe some of you will like it too. It is this,
“You make a life out of what you have,
not what you are missing.”
Great food for thought.
That’s it for now.
FlowerLady ~ From Plum Cottage