Happy Flower Friday!
Betsy sent this photo of her perennial hibiscus. It's gorgeous! I have wanted one of these for years and finally bought one early in the summer. It doesn't disappoint and is a great bloomer!
Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!
Happy Flower Friday!
Tomorrow is Flower Friday and already some photos have arrived! You can email your selections at firstname.lastname@example.org
My garden is one of many memories and most of all of my friend and gardening mentor, Molly. Molly passed away this past January. I found myself gravitating to some plants that we discussed and I used to have in my garden. Here is one of my favorites and I don't know why I stopped growing it!
Balsam is in the impatien flower group. But it has long stems and when you get the seeds, they come in a variety of flowers:
The common name is "Touch-me-nots" because they develop wonderful seed pods and when touched, explode their seeds everywhere! The kids used to squeal with laughter every time they created a seed explosion so it's a fun plant for grandkids.
They are easily grown from seed and the best part is they self sow for the next season.
I'm hoping you will consider including this plant that is fine in part sun to shade!
This is my favorite photo of Grace. It shows that she herself had a wide face like her "kids".
Have a safe and happy day!
Tools of the Trade:
That Time That Needles Made Headlines
So sewing needles were included on the free list but despite the wholesale merchant telling the retailer this, the retailer didn't believe him. As most newspapers pointed out:
"Now that retail merchant will never believe in the party that deceived him. He won't sell a needle for thirteen years over his counter that he will not recall the demagogue who went about telling him that he must lay in a supply of everything in anticipation of high tariff under the new law. He has had the truth pricked into him." (Great pun!)
Two years later, another panic would hit the United States, caused partially by the recession and more so by the closing of the United States Reading Railroad. But at least the needles were saved by the free list and women could continue to sew.
I'm taking tomorrow off from blogging. I'll be back on Wednesday with another edition of Story Time Stiches.
Have a safe and happy day and stay cool!
I told my neighbor yesterday that we are trendsetters. For years we've done what we always referred to as "container gardening" which is a great way to fill up your borders when flowers wane and you have a gap in your garden. Now the "hip" term is to call it "potscaping". Here's an article on it.
Yesterday, my husband moved some container tomatoes to a different area and I need to do some potscaping in the new gap we created.
If you live in eastern Pennsylvania, then you probably know that today is a great day: low humidity and in the low 60s and I'm off to work outside.
If you happen to grab a pic of your garden, please share it for Flower Friday tomorrow! You can email me at email@example.com
Have a great day!