Sunday, September 23, 2007
Is it even worth watering the garden anymore? I have such a feeling of guilt when I purposefully allow it to die back. Oh, yes, I know ... it all will live again to see another day. But, watching the zinnias shrivel up and die. And then the rudbeckia wither away. And then the sad-sack hanging ferns - leaf by endless leaf - thinning. And, of course, the elephant ears ... once majestic green and tall, now with rivers of yellow in their veins looking so forlorn.
The recent shock of cold (several nights in the 40s, a few "kissing" the freezing mark) have sent the plants' sugars racing towards the root balls and have spurred on new growth ... the anthuriums especially. Check it out -
Posted by Principalooza at 10:23 AM