This afternoon I was “baking” while transplanting Sweet Potato Vines. I could not keep enough water on the plants–in hanging baskets–so I’ve planned this project for a couple of weeks. First, I needed new planters (and I’ve shopped at several stores). On Monday, I found a reasonably priced item for a large planter. That large white plastic box is a Little Tyke toy chest–and Goodwill was asking ninety-nine cents. How could I refuse?? PLANTERS ARE SO EXPENSIVE!!!!!
It was 90 degrees (by my thermometer) while I prepared the first transplant (2:30 PM). Due to extreme heat, I retreated to the apartment until five o’clock when I completed the second transplant. Look at the temperature on my thermometer. I didn’t stay out very long after placing the plant, soaking with water, and taking a quick picture.
Fourth picture shows “two in the box” and two Sweet Potato Vines in their original hanging baskets. Soon they, too, will be transplanted.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: Remember that catchy tune, and words?? For some strange reason, I find myself singing that song while I work in “my other garden.” I’m receiving lots of compliments about the attractive area–and all at a minimum of expense. Mostly just lots of exercise, water, fertilizer and words of affection expressed to the curious collection of plants I inherited.
After my trip to the chiropractor this morning, I visited the grand opening of a Chick-fil-A. That isn’t a cardboard poster; it’s a warm-blooded mild-mannered bovine.