I made it to the garden nursery yesterday and bought a flat of Johnny Jump Ups as well as 6 little pots of Gerbera daisies.
That pixie face is so adorable I want to hug it.
I actually went there to get one of those poles you tie a tree to to help it grow straight. My Japanese Maple in the container was starting to lean a bit.
But then my eyes roved over the outdoors with all those rows of Johnny Jump Ups and pansies. And out the door I went.
Then I saw yellow and red Gerbera daisies.
I stood there with my tree pole and Johnny Jumps flat in tow and vacillated about my usual color theme for flowers on the patio.
Yellow, gold and various shades of purple has been my mainstay for a few years.
Did I really want to change it? Because those colors make for a lovely patio garden theme.
First I put yellow daisies in my cart. But my eyes couldn’t stay away from the red ones. I couldn’t resist.
So in the cart they went. Three yellows and three red ones.
Might Hold Off On Planting:
Nothing has been planted yet. It was late in the day and started raining. Might rain off and on all weekend according to the forecast online.
So for now the flowers are in flats against the back wall of my apartment on a patio table.
I might hold off on planting the daisies for a week or so due to the average latest freeze in Oklahoma City being March 30. In Tulsa that date could edge on into the month of April.
Just a little while I ago I saw two house finches on my porch. I haven’t seen house finches in years.
One was a male I could see, with vivid reds blended into his feathers. And the other I suppose was his mate in more muted colors.
This bird is the size of a sparrow, Males have a brown cap and brown wings with a bright red breast, throat, forehead and eyebrows.
Females have a brown-streaked breast and throat with no facial markings.
I can see a squirrel running along the top of the fence. Curling and shaking its silly tail. Headed, I’m sure, to the patio to dig in my gardens.