I still can’t believe how green the garden is. Or the lawn. Usually it looks a bit brown in August.
The lawn is about 80% crabgrass, but at least it is green.
Nothing new in the garden, but still blooms.
Midseason flush for the scentimental:
I had forgotten to put away my watering can. I get distracted sometimes and set it down and then forget it for days, especially when it rains. It looks kind of neat here, though.
It may be August, but our nights have been cool. We hit 48 the other night! I spied this on my burning bush.
It can’t be turning already, can it??
I actually also noticed the tiniest hint of color on the sedum, too.
I fully have the houseplant bee-in-the-bonnet now. (I can just hear John when he reads this). I got that orchid the other day, then I decided on Friday to take a break from work and visit the greenhouse. I went to Garden Time to check out their houseplants and some were on sale!
I don’t know what these are, and the person working was not a houseplant specialist, so I will have to do some research.
Then I got 2 begonias because I loved how they looked! These will not flower. They are all just for the foliage (foilage – hahaha!)
And this uber cool one:
Pixie staking claim already:
I need some containers to put these in and I decided to venture into the attic above our shop that is attached to the back of the house and see what might be up there. It’s got a cool trap door complete with a winch to open it.
It’s pretty scary up there, though. And dirty. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but the shop used to be the home of the Fort Edward Gun Club in the 1950s. When we first moved in, we found a lot of remnants from that time, including bullets! There are tons of old paper targets in the attic and various things not related to the gun club. Over the years we have picked our way through it and cleaned a lot out, but there is still stuff up there. I reminded myself that I got my tetanus shot updated last fall and headed up.
I didn’t find much for using as a planter, but I did find a couple interesting things. Newspaper from 1948:
And this box:
It’s empty (thank goodness). There are some things I want to just keep for when we sell the house as sort of a historical marker and I think this box will be one of them. It has a label on it where it was shipped from.
Anyhoo, I thought you might find that neat. Guess I will be looking elsewhere for planters, though!
There is an awesome weather weekend coming up. I will be solo biking!