Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've got more color around my house now than I did in the summer. As I've said before my flowers beds are in a sorry shape, not much left except "shrubberies"(that's italicized because my family can't hear the word without thinking of Monty Python's skit). But here and there are some beautiful flowers to enjoy.
Love the purple of asters, which are the flower for my birth month of September. I planted some in a small herb bed behind the house and they do wonderfully there. The yellow is a Mexican sunflower(I think?). It is very pretty but it gets top-heavy and when we had some strong winds last week, the flowers kind of fell over. But they bloomed, proving you can still be beautiful even if you are not at your best. Growing not far from them are a few morning glories that I allowed to remain. Well, ok, I'll admit, the weeds have gotten away from me! These came from a trellis that I dumpster-dived. It was all bound up with vines and although I thought the dead vines looked familiar I didn't recognize them for what they were. Some of the seeds fell off as I removed the dead growth near the flower bed where I was putting the trellis 2 or 3 years ago and I'm still battling the invasion of the morning glories. It is the most unbelievable shade of blue though, isn't it?