Garden catch-up and fall blooms
Sorry for the lack of updates, folks. I broke my wrist last month and that put a crimp on gardening, and much typing.
First, some bad news, I had to withdraw from the Master Gardener Program due to an inability to balance it with my work schedule. Secondly, my Small Wonder Squash was producing several baby squashes when I accidentally killed the entire plant. It came down with Powdery Mildew and while trimming off affected leaves, I inadvertently snipped the base of the plant. I’m pretty heartbroken, as I’d grown it from seed and even hand pollinated some flowers.
Now some good news… it’s fall, and things are flowering! I love coming home from a long day at the office to my garden. My funky succulent container has a flowering lithop. Lithops are also known as ‘living stones’ but personally, I think many of them look like little brains. Except when they flower, because it’s this crazy looking daisy growing out of a brain. Here, take a look:
Also? The Birds of Paradise that I’ve had for 4 years has a flower spike for the first time. I have no idea what I’ve been doing wrong all this time, but I’m clearly doing something right!