Hi Folks ~ First of all, thank you for all of your kind wishes and prayers. It’s been since the 8th of April that I’ve done a real post. It might be the longest I’ve gone and today I felt ready to post again.
Secondly, I want to thank Debbie Harris of She Graces Her Home in God’s Beauty, for the lovely give away that I won.
Inside was a lovely journal, to the right below, and beautiful beaded writing pen, both of which will be used for gardening notes.
A lovely note pad, a wonderful gift set from Camille Beckman that is lavender scented. Oh so nice.
A sweetly painted rock with the word Trust, a gentle reminder to keep my trust in Jesus.
Look at the sweet little ‘Hydrangea Lady’. Isn’t she adorable? She makes me feel happy.
And a lovely 3 CD colletion of praise music that blesses my heart.
Thursday morning I ‘was’ going to do some indoor things, but then felt the ‘need’ to get out of the house, so since I have a year’s membership to the Mount’s Botanical Gardens, that’s where I headed. It was just what I needed to help nourish me, body, soul and spirit. There was a really nice breeze, the temp was nice, some cloud cover, just perfect.
I only took my smart phone to take pics with and of course, I ran out of battery power. I did get some nice pics though. Couldn’t see the screen very well in bright sunlight though and unbeknownst to me, I took a couple of weird videos. I look forward to going again, it’s about 20 minutes from here. I took some more gift $ with me and ended up with 10 plants for $49. I spent almost a couple hours there.
Most of the plants, if not all, are for butterflies. Lantana – multicolored, Cuphea – orange, Twinkle Pink, and Sriracha Rose, Candlestick Senna Alata – yellow, Sunshine of the Gods – yellow, Lions Ears – orage, Angel Trumpet – peachy/pink, Tropical Lilac – purple, and another plant I don’t even know what it is. I forgot to write the name down, so right now it is a mystery.
The plants are the ones below sitting on the bench.
Here are a few pics from the gardens at the Mounts.
Here is the main entrance with a little fountain. I took this photo looking through the gate as the gardens weren't open yet.
One of the larger views.
I’m not sure what this is. Maybe a ginger, but I don’t really know. This was in the herb garden. I thought she said it was a coriander, but that isn’t what this is.
This is a vanilla bean flower. It was a huge vine with leather stem and leaves.
This was called a Mouse Trap tree. Leaves are velvety and huge and the flowers are huge too.
Angel trumpet. They had several of these in this color and in pure white. I had one like this many years ago, but lost it in a time of drought.
It seems like this was a jasmine of some sort, but I’m not sure. Flowers are large on this also.
Some of my flowers here at Plum Cottage.
Confederate jasmine ~ this is absolutely wonderful.
only blooms in the spring and I look forward to it every year.Garlic vine with purple blooms
Bermuda’s Kathleen rose
Yesterday morning I did grocery shopping and bought some potting soil.
This morning I repotted all the plants I got and moved them to where I want them for now. I have to keep everything where I can keep an eye on them as to water needs. We’ve not had rain for a couple of weeks now and what I don’t hand water or the sprinkler waters, is browning up. Rain has been predicted and predicted and is predicted, so far nothing. We’ll see what happens this afternoon. It is clouding up, so hopefully we’ll get some liquid sunshine.
After I got done repotting, I thought I’d try making a little video, for the fun of it. Very amateurish, but I did it and figured out how to upload it to my you-tube account.
It ought ot give you a little chuckle. I need to learn not to hem & haw, if you know what I mean. It is my first, so hopefully the next one will be much better.
That’s it for now.
I hope you all have lovely weekends doing outdoor things in the nice weather, spring in the US, and autumn in the land down under.
Thanks again for your kindness,
Please excuse all the weirdness with the post set up. I do not like using blogger, but had to in order to insert my little you tube video. I'm too pooped now to mess with it anymore.