A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Morning Thoughts

After learning that my daughter was OK on the east coast, I decided to take a walk across the street to my neighbor's yard. I'm taking care of their flowers for the week, while they are on vacation. They have a lovely yard and there are so many containers to water. By just taking a glance...you'd never know that some of these flowers are growing in containers. Bright colors abound...reds, pinks, yellows, and white. So many different plants...not crowded together, but standing on their own surrounded by mulch. He is good with having something blooming for all seasons...be it annuals, perennials, shrubs etc. I can learn a lot by taking care of this garden. Passing my mailbox, I was looking at my Cut and Come Again Zinnias. For just a small amount of money...these have performed so well. I planted the seeds right in the ground in the spring. Just a few seeds produced all these flowers. You can cut bouquets and they bloom again and again. The Japanese beetles don't seem to like them. I planted them around my mailbox...which was the favorite watering hole for the neighborhood dogs. I just put a little wire fence around and it has almost disappeared into the flowers. It did keep the dogs from stopping and now they have found other favorite spots to stop :)

Not much rain in our future...so I will be watering most everyday. When this is done...my two weeks of taking care of the Grotto and Mary's Garden will start up. I picked the weeks in June and Sept. thinking that the weather would be cooler. Glad I did this year. It's beautiful there...pictures next week.

Have a great day...so glad that Irene wasn't quite as bad as they predicted. Not much consolation for those whose homes were flooded or destroyed. I know that the flooding is still going on and will for a time. I think that the media and local gov. and President Obama are handling this hurricane just about right. I know that the whole nation was praying for the east coast... as we did at Mass last night.



acorn hollow said...

I love Zinnea's but never think to plant them. we are fine in NH lost the power for a bit but it's on now.

Balisha said...

Hi Cathy...So glad that you're OK. I love them too...and this is the first year that I have planted them in a long time...Have a nice afternoon. Balisha

Zoey said...

I must remember to plant zinnias next year. Yours look so nice.

I am looking forward to seeing the new grotto pics.

bakingbarb said...

Never Enough Time, excellent name!
Thank you for visiting, it's wonderful to find new blogs.
Love the zinnias and any flower that blooms away and is inexpensive makes it even more wonderful!

Racquel said...

Those Zinnias are gorgeous! I've never seen such perfect plants, no signs of mildew. :)