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!

4 comments:

Pokey said...

Beautiful blooms, Sue! I'm so glad you shared them, and the cute turkey family. The only wildlife in my back yard are two neighborhood cats who seem to like the area, lol
I deadheaded my geraniums a week back, I'm waiting or the flowers to return ~
:-}pokey

P. said...

I love your photos, Sue. What a gorgeous sunset. I deadheaded my geranium on the porch weeks ago and it hasn't come back with anything yet. I'll try your fertilizer tip and maybe soaking the clay pot in a tub of water. Maybe it's stressed with this hot weather.

Chris said...

Hi Sue - Your flowers are beautiful. We have to enjoy our summers - they fly by way too fast! :)

Verna G said...

I miss your blog. Have you given up on it or just taking a break?

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