Oh my, I’ve been having so much fun taking photos on my patio. Taking photos of blooming flowers really floats my boat.
I’ve been into photography for 20 years, and my love for it has never waned.
I don’t just get the enjoyment of planting plants and herbs and flowers and then gazing at them throughout the season. But I get another hit of joy every single time I take a photo of the way they evolve over time.
I guess you could say that I get drunk on gardening and nature.
I have a funny story. You know how I’ve questioned a plant that came up in my galvanized container garden that I just couldn’t figure out the identity of? I kept thinking it was either Black-eyed Susan or cone flower.
Well, yesterday I figured it out and it’s neither of those flowers. It is lemon balm.
I’d been rubbing the leaves between my fingers because it resembled lemon balm, but the scent wasn’t apparent until the leaves got a bit bigger.
Lemon balm was in the top galvanized container that sits on top of the other three. Sedum took over in that one and I felt a bit sad because it apparently crowded out the lemon balm that was there originally.
Maybe the lemon balm gave up fighting the encroaching sedum in that container and dropped to the ones below. I don’t know how that occurred, but I know I didn’t plant it there.
Isn’t it odd how things like that happen in a garden setting? Sometimes it is birds or squirrels that are the culprits.
Two of my vegetable plants are putting out flowers. I’ll be glad when my tomato plant starts putting out those delicious tomatoes I love.
Nothing better than a veggie burger with home grown sliced tomato.
I’m reading David Baldacci’s “The Fallen” from the Memory Man series.
I love this series of books and have read them all. I so enjoy Decker, the main protagonist, and all his exploits as he solves crimes with his FBI team.
Note to reader lindacrhodes: I tried twice to email you back yesterday about the plant food, but it keeps coming back to me as not being able to be sent to you. I tried copying and pasting into a new email and the same thing happened. The instructions for the plant food is at the link in the post, but here is the link again.