I finally decided to get some flowers going. My perennials are starting to bloom, and we needed some more color. (Of course, it would help if I would pull last year’s dead stalks out of the pots.) I love hibiscus, and I love Mexican heather. Orange and purple – you can’t go wrong with those pretty colors. Here are a couple of before and after pix. They're small now, but soon they'll overflow the pots.
And as usual, Zack was tons of help.And isn’t this a cool pot that MLH just had to have? I love it!
Now if I can just keep everything alive…
Speaking of alive, I drove up this evening, and what a sight I saw next door. The first five houses on my street are patio homes, with paved front yards/drives. We are some of the youngest people on our block, and enjoy great neighbors. Most of them are retired, which is great, because they watch the neighborhood like hawks.
Due to all the rain, green stuff is starting to poke out of any crack in the asphalt, etc. It seems that my neighbor two doors down was tired of the weeds in the cracks of the asphalt near the curb, and got out her trusty bottle of Roundup. She went to work on those weeds in her front drive, and continued on to the next house, killing their "greenery" as well.
Yesterday, my neighbor brought us some brownies (yup, we are spoiled!) and was telling us about how her Roundup neighbor killed all her weeds. She was very grateful, but they were giving the Roundup neighbor some grief, teasing her. The green weeds didn't look as bad as the now decidedly dead weeds. Everybody was laughing.
I'm the one laughing today, along with Ms. Roundup. Someone's playing tricks and age seems to be no barrier!! These are plastic flowers, stuck into the cracks of the pavement.