Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Monsoon Season

The rainy season is here finally! We’ve been getting a good dousing for about 15-20 minutes every other day or so. The other days, the sky threatens, but nothing comes of all the rumbling and grumbling. It’s really too bad mother nature can’t spread out the rains more evenly. I’d funnel some of the water from Texas if I could. What a waste to have whole towns flooded and the rest of the region bone dry.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

First Blooms

The first blooms have popped up in my Dinnerplate Dahlias. Two of my varieties have buds. I think this is the Lilac Time variety because it is beginning to show the purple tips. I will be excited to see what the others come up as. I've lost two varieties because I waited too long, but I managed to save five I think. I have two varieties that are still pretty small since they were planted later so I don't know if I'll get blooms out of them or not this year. I'm actually surprised they are doing as well as they are. I had to plant them in containers since the "real" garden is still full of weeds and clay soil. *sigh* Maybe next year they will have a proper garden to grow in. For now I'll enjoy what bounty I get.