BJ at Sweet Nothings http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com /always calls old things olden.So I guess I am qualified to call myself "olden"
This morning found me out in the garden early. I knew that it was going to be a scorcher from now on this week. I had a few things that I wanted to get done...specifically getting rid of some weeds. I use Roundup...don't care what anybody says about the problem with it...I will continue to use it sparingly. I'm "olden" and can't get down on my knees to weed. The problem isn't with getting down...it's getting up in a ladylike fashion. So saying that....I went around with Roundup and sprayed under the bird feeders.I watered my Mary's Garden because of the number of Hostas in the bright, hot, sun. I find if I water these every couple of days during the heat...they do well for me.Hostas love shade, but I love Hostas and wanted to use them in this garden. I pulled a few weeds by Tim's birdbath and then filled the bird feeders...seed ones and hummingbird. The hummingbird feeder was full of earwigs. I saw a couple of Japanese Beetles, but they aren't as bad as last year. My knockout roses are so pretty in their 2nd flush of blooms. I mentioned before that they sprayed our trees a couple of months ago and got the roses too. The leaves were all mottled with spots. They look perfect now...so I guess they weren't permanently damaged. As I finished up there were two more planters to water. They are on my deck. A stack and grow full of geraniums and my big cup and saucer with petunias on the deck table. (I'll show these tomorrow.) I went in the house to wash the hummingbird feeder.. and then, without my shoes, went out to hang it and water the plants. Aye yai yai ! I did a Mexican Hat Dance! That wood floor was so hot you could cook and egg on it. I might be "olden" but I've still got it...a high stepper on Nordic Wds.Dr.is signing off.