Everybody knows I like color, right? When men say “I don’t wear pink”, my reply is that pink is just a color and with all the other scary stuff out there to be afraid of, a color shouldn’t be scary. They usually pretend they don’t know what I’m saying by saying “I’m not scared.”
Anyway, I often judge how well my garden is doing by color and whether I have every color of the rainbow represented. Sometimes, it may not be much of a representation, but I want every color there, somewhere, all the time.
Right now, we’re just coming out of the summer season and we’re getting some rain every couple of days (but no more storms, thank goodness) and the high temperatures have dropped below 100 on a consistent basis. So, it’s a good time to evaluate the garden.
I’ll let you decide how well I did.
Red. Firecracker Fern
Orange. Butterfly bush
Yellow. Shrimp plant (I thought I’d killed this one, so I’m very proud of these blooms)
Green. Green Rose. Not sure what this really is, but I bought it as and take care of it as a rose. And, it likes it. Look closely for the three rose blooms
Blue. Plumbago. Nothing else to say. It is practically invasive if you don’t dig and pull the extras.
Purple. Fountain Grass, not sure of the cultivar. I picked up one sprig off the sidewalk and now I have this.
That’s it for time today. I spent my blogging time outside watering…yes, it takes a lot of work. But, to me, it’s worth it.