It went from cool to pretty hot here really fast. Such is the weather in Oklahoma.
I go out at the end of the day to water, and do a little maintenance (I’m of the belief that doing a bit every day is better than letting things get out of control).
So summer is upon us and will be here for the next oh, four months, I’d say.
I’m still lying in bed because I still cannot sit, so the pupsters and I have the big window to enjoy right next to the bed.
Abi really doesn’t care what’s outside. But Charlie does. He is the sentinel that constantly watches for outside activity.
I’ve had to move my house plants over to the other side of the patio. As summer progresses, the sun alters where and for how long it hovers over a space. And that space was getting a wee bit too hot for them.
Here is my mason jar of daisies. The tight blooms will open soon. Of course I’m not enjoying them too much from bed, so next time I get up I’ll move them in here.
What’s blooming wonderfully for me now are the plants that like heat: Purslane is a great one for heat. Plus you can snip off the ends and plant them around the garden.
Speaking of planting, I’ve been using the cinnamon as rooting hormone and it seems to be working for me.
I just lay out a paper towel, pour cinnamon (not too much) on it, then roll the stem of the plant till it’s covered all the way around.
Then I plant and water. Sure is cheaper than plant hormone!
You can use cinnamon for various things in the garden. Ant control for one.
I’ve got over 200 garden tips on my Pinterest board Garden Tips should you want to check it out.
Some of you told me if I’d cut back the mums that were budding, I’d have a bigger show come fall.
But I’m such a flower glutton that I could not bear to cut the buds! So if I don’t a big showing in the fall, so be it. I’ll take blooms whenever I can get them.
The maniacal morning glories are still sprouting between cracks in the sidewalk. Never seen a morning glory be so tenacious. But I love them. Even though I wish they were the lighter blue color I so love.
I am hosting a cottage garden party on June 18, so you can view gardens from all over the country and Canada. Here is our roster…
What’s happening at this time in your gardens? Are you still having late spring flowers bloom, or are you well into the summer flowers now?