Yesterday it was a bit cooler outside so I worked on my patio.
I dug out and clipped back plants that have already had their heyday. And I will plant zinnia seeds in their stead.
I stuffed a big lawn bag full of clippings and took it down to the dumpster.
Rotating The Plants:
I am constantly rotating the rolling plants in relation to the heat.
I’m thinking I may go ahead and do away with the cucumber I bought as a plant because it’s looking pretty bad. And I don’t particularly like the few cucumbers it’s produced. It may end up in the trash in a few days.
The one that is still going gangbusters is the one I planted from seed and thought I planted over with flowers. That is the tenacious plant quickly climbing up that poor tree.
Some plants have just turned brown and brittle from the heat. Might as well move those out and use those pots for something else.
I’m thinking of planting cool weather vegetables when the heat lets up.
Ivy’s KitNipBox just arrived at the door. I brought it in and opened it.
She was up at the top of her tower, or castle as I sometimes refer to it. I opened the box and put the toys up there and she ignored them.
What??? Ivy always gets a big kick out of the toys.
I put the treats in the kitchen. She just had breakfast.
I went in the other room to finish writing this post and where was Ivy? On my desk tearing up the paper from the KitNipBox. Crazy cat.
We’ve already had a game of fetch before 8 a.m. She should be taking her morning nap soon.
I took a photo of the hosta bloom that’s slowly opening up. The way the layers fold down one by one is fascinating.
It doesn’t take much besides the workings of plants to catch my interest.
Sweet Potato Vine:
This year’s chartreuse sweet potato vine is etched with burgundy around the edges.
Then as it grows it loses the red and turns green like the rest of the leaf.
That plant had grown out and across the concrete so I took the garden snippers to it the other day.
And here’s Charlie on a blanket throw on the couch. That boy sure does love a soft spot to lay on.