Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gardening almost over

With the colder weather comes the demise of some of my plants. Some were lost to a freeze. My snapdragons, and a couple of other plants have survived so far. I took all the seed pods off my Moon Flower vines to let them dry over the winter. I took seeds from several plants to plant in the spring.

So, I'm kind of sad to see my gardening end for a few months. I already can't wait until next spring. In the meantime, I have plenty of houseplants and garden plans to keep me occupied.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Finally back!

My computer went down a long time ago. I am now using my daughter's computer and fast internet. This summer was at first a slow growing period, but toward the end of July, after our monsoon, things took off! Then I had all kinds of blooming plants. My moonflowers waited til September to really bloom in the cooler weather. Same with the cosmos. The snapdragons, however, bloomed all summer. I really was surprised when a bel pepper plant sprouted up in one of my containers.

So, I have been daydreaming about next spring already. Planning more surprises for my back yard garden. Also, I made a stepping stone, and plan to do that this winter for a pastime. Surprisingly, I like working with cement and plaster.