…rain, rain, rain and a lot of it for this area in August. Hooray. Week before last was an inch and over six inches this past week. Lower temps and water – what a blessing.
… the Bougainvilla is blooming. On the advice of a friend, I tried plant food for Camellias to prod the plant to flower. That filled the branches with healthy looking leaves but no flowers. Then, by chance, I noticed food specifically for Bougainvillas at a big box store.
It took a couple of weeks before I saw results. But suddenly, boom, the blooms appeared.
…I bought a pepper plant with purple leaves. A well known horticulturist in Texas stated that he thought we should only have plants with green leaves, as nature intended. But I decided that I liked the variety of colors available.
… a small native Rio Grande Copper Lily (Habranthus tubishpathus (L’Her.) Traub) that I planted years ago has started blooming again. The Mexican Feather Grass had taken over that spot, so it may have been blooming all along. But I spotted it the other day and was pleased to see that it had survived.
The original I received was small. It has grown and also put out some pups.
As a child, time seemed interminable waiting for things like Christmas to come. Guess as an adult, we still get anxious for some things like rain to happen.
“A recent study has shown that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.” unknown