In Bloom

[singlepic id=57 w=320 h=240 float=right]The patio garden has been taking a beating with the hot recent days, sudden thunderstorms and hail recently. I also just discovered that my upstairs office window has been busted which may have been a left over from the last severe thunderstorm we had and let me tell you, placing plastic tarp over a window with limited tape isn’t fun…

But I digress, I’ve struggled with everything to drooping plants, brown leaves, leaves with holes and bugs lately. But I’m happy to report that the sunflowers have been hanging in there, and my first blooms have arrived. It’s been a rough ride to get here, but I’m happy they have hung in there.

The sage has not been so lucky and started developing mold on the soil. I harvested what I could and let em dry out, but these will be for decorative purposes as I don’t trust what was happening with the soil.

Treated the chinese paper lantern with soap water as I found small flies bouncing around the soil and deformed leaves. She seems to be perking up after the treatment, but no blooms yet nor increased growth.

[singlepic id=58 w=320 h=240 float=left]In short, I purchased a house plant. Perhaps this might be a better solution in South Carolina summers for plants, It’s a real task to keep patio gardens going. I named her Medusa, and for a viney plant, I think it’s fitting. Hopefully she becomes a monster.

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