Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The aronia berry bush keeps giving me great fall leaf color. The bush was a short sprout when I first planted it and now it is about six feet tall. Hopefully it will spread out more and put out a lot of fruit.
I think it is in to stay. I brought the hardy geranium in as there was a promised freeze warning. It didn't freeze but I think I don't want to keep carrying it back and forth to the patio. The sun was shinning just right when I took this shot.
I don't want to share the total story about my African violets but our city did some major changes to our water quality. I lost almost half of my violets before I could figure out that a chemical was killing them. I would think that same chemical would not be good for humans. This violet survived and it is the first bloom I have had in a long time.
I still have all my new starts, sprouted leaves, ready to plant. I bought some special planting soil for them and some of these days when I get stuck inside because of bad weather or cold weather I will start to plant them into pots. I have about seven or eight new starts and also have a few plants that need to be divided. I had a dozen violets and I bet when I regroup than I will have that many or more again. I just am licking my wounds over the loss of so many violets and I will just get back at it.
I was unemployed for a couple of days but I am back now covering for a sick teacher. It sounds like it is a bad cold that is hitting a lot of the staff.
Thanks for stopping by today.