*First up Gardening. You can skip it if you wish, it is followed by knittingIt’s a funny thing about my gardening. The things I neglect are thriving; the things I protect are …not. We have two lovely wild apple trees in our woods. They are just overflowing with apples.
No doubt most of the apples will be for the wildlife here and that is their purpose. I will, however, pick a few for us and for the horses at the barn. I ‘d like to think my pollinator houses helped the bees who helped the trees who live in the house that Kathy did not build.
We are having those heavy thunderstorms that can produce inches of rain very quickly. If you are having them too, I hope you are dry and safe. Ever since the big rains started, my Clematis , newly planted, are wilting and the leaves are brown. I think they are not going to make it. That’s 3 plants at 15 dollars a piece and all for naught. That’s two good skeins of yarn friends.
The Cosmos seeds, I casually dropped in the soil and forgot about are growing and look very happy.
Geraniums: blooming. Such a no brainer
Stone crop: established and ready to bloom
Lupine; took well, but no blooms this first year
Petunias in pots, getting leggy. I trimmed them back yesterday.
Ornamental grasses : they were split in spring and took well to new locations
NEXT UP KNITTING:
This is a prize knit bag. All of you lovelies who have created Twiddle Mitts are entered in the drawing. I will draw soon. I love these cheery bags. They are thick and solid. I know you knit them without the promise of a prize, but I want to say thanks again. I take some time out from my shawl to keep knitting mitts. It is a nice balance.
FINALLY COMMENTS Challenge:
I’ve been challenging myself with leaving you interesting comments. If I visit your blog you may have noticed I left some rhyming comments the other day. It is good for my brain. Yesterday, all comments included the word SUPER somewhere in the text. Today I will incorporate the word “rain” into all my comments.