Saturday, September 22, 2007 not QUITE

I was wrong. It's not quite the end of the season. Oh yes, I have stopped taking care of things (like watering), but today the stunted little watermelon plant out front has flowers on it. I don't know if it will be able to make any fruit...if not only because we are at about the point where the weather gets cooler, and watermelons don't like cool weather. well, here's to you little watermelon plant! I hope you are able to make a wee'd be even better if it was edible!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

End of the season

I think the time has come to stop taking care of the plants. The canteloupe in the back appears to have all but died out and the basil is dutifully re-seeding itself. The oregano in the flower pot is drying out and I ought to cut it back. The tomatoes in the front don't have any tomatoes left on them, so I should go and pull those out of the ground as well. The peppers are still producing, as are the lima bean plants, but for the most part I'm fine with letting all of them die off. The flowering plants are doing pretty well...well enough that I don't have to water them or anything. Though the lantana in the front by the driveway are looking a little peaked, and the Shumard Oak probably should be deep watered as the leaves are starting to look a little crispy...but, at the same time, some of the neighbor's trees are already dropping their leaves, so it may just be that fall is coming early this year.

In other news we did some home improvement stuff, so now I've got a 24" long glass light cover and a round light cover which I want to do something artsy maybe somehow use both as planters or something...though I don't know how to go about doing this...