Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deadheading and Watering

Deadheading = snipping the dead blossoms off of your blooming plants. After your plants have blossomed, they think their work is done. They have created their seed pods. 

You need to trick them by cutting off the dead blossoms. A scissors will do the trick or you can pinch them off with your fingernails. If you use the latter method, you will see what they mean by having a "green thumb."

You will be rewarded with continuously blooming plants. 

Be sure to use fertilizer too or your nutrients will be drained out of the soil and your plant will get spindly and the green will fade out. And water them, lots and lots. It's been hot and dry here, so they need all the help they can get. They like the hot, but not so much the dry.

Recent visitors shown below. 

Mama Turkey and her three adorable little pipsqueaks. They made their appearance a few weeks ago. I haven't seen them in the last few days so I hope they are ok.

Mr. Toad, living by my chives. He's cute, warts and all.

We have been blessed with many a gorgeous sunset recently. 

Never two alike, as you can see by the photos below.

Exact same piece of my sky, at different times.

Stay cool and enjoy your summer!
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