Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nice To Be Here

Florida that is, providing I keep in line. Only family understands that part.

Let's see how these little coleus seedlings work. I've been told it's hard to get such small stuff going down here. I also brought along some Black Eyed Susan's that seem to be taking off with the heat. One shown in white pot second picture.

About the gardens. It should be an interesting year because it looks like I have a major say in this as Mom isn't up to gardening much these days.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Early Winter Retreat

Not like previous years when I waited until just before Thanksgiving to head south to Florida. It was more about seeing the fall foliage and keeping leaves off the lawn. Otherwise my lawn would be toast the following spring. That's where the neighbor kid comes in. Almost 16, he's hungry and a very good worker. Sorry no pics.

I'm kind of saddened that I will not see that huge Mexican Sunflower "bush" bloom as it has oodles of buds on it. But there are plenty of vines still going strong including this one on the porch. It's a combination Black Eyed Susan (BES) and Moonflower. A few Morning Glories in there as well.

More BES all over a young beech tree...I wonder if these vines will return next year. They are seeded from last year but the winter was warm. If they do make it through the winters here, they'll be all over in a few problem with that.

The lawn with Potato Vines (foreground) that have spread all over...

Out of here Thursday AM.