I have a new flower to show you! First up, though, is the revamping of the garden bed. Remember this picture?
I labored away Labor Day weekend and made it a reality!
I still need to amend the soil as it is pretty sandy. Most of the planting will occur in the spring, but I will be putting some bulbs in and possibly moving a couple other plants over. I think I might have hurt my shoulder digging this bed, too. My clavicle looks a little odd. 😕
So the new flower? The flowering tobacco finally bloomed! Only one of the plants. Here it is.
It’s very pretty, but I have to say not worth all the fussin’ and a feudin’ it took to get this going.
My scentimental has a bloom on it.
However – my rose looks terrible! It got black spot, which is a mold and the leaves all fell off.
Eek! This is a disease resistant cultivar, but it was humid for a while and this is the result. I need to clean up all the dead leaves and spray the plant with a baking soda/water mixture to prevent any new mold spores. I will have to put that on my other 2 bushes as well to protect them.
I also have a sunflower that popped up from near the birdfeeder.
Gotta love that.
And here are my 2 feral kitties. Boo and Lily. They don’t like people, but they like being by the garage because it is quiet. John and I are probably the only people that don’t shoo the kitties away, so they hang out here. I am starting to get attached to them, the little fleabags. I am now very worried they are going to get hit by a car as we live on a busy road.
There’s no room at the inn, though. I apologized to John for being such a sucker and he said “there is one born every minute.” Sigh…