A television advertisement for Klondike ice cream bars has me salivating!! It’s time for breakfast–and ice cream is strictly an occasional treat. But image me starting my day, starting my week, with a laugh and big smile.
“Yes,” time spent in the yard. When I grabbed the garden hose to wash an area of the driveway, NO WATER. I checked for kinks in the hose and found none; I came into the trailer to double-check. NO WATER (several properties are on a well) . So I made a cup of coffee (from my filtered water supply), fixed a bowl of cereal and started this message. Earlier, I took down yard sale signs and removed evidence of a yard sale. More preparation for eventual planters shuffle. ~~ Hey, seventy-eight degrees doesn’t appear hot but look at the ninety percent humidity!!
Working in my “front” yard, I enjoyed the pleasant smell of flowers. I attributed it to the Memosa trees in two neighboring yards. ~~ Kept moving from one unscheduled project to another. I was trimming sucker growth from base of a tree before launching into another “trimming” project.
Trimming the dead tree was near the bottom of my “to do” list. (It was inconspicuous among the trees.) Eventually I would eliminate the dead branches. It’s a beastly humid morning and anyone in her right mind would be enjoying air-conditioning. “Yours truly” created a legitimate “bottle tree.”
Vitex grows best when planted in full sun and in a location that drains well. It will grow well in all areas of Texas, in both acid and alkaline soils. It prospers in hot and dry environments. The Texas Department of Transportation recognizes its toughness, and plants Vitex in highway medians. It is a spectacular butterfly-attracting plant and is deer resistant in that deer will not eat it….
This chair/planter, and its companion, were an attractive part of my “yarden.” However, “beauty in the eye of the beholder.” Absolutely no interest by visitors to my yard sale. Therefore, I put them in my “shade garden.” ~~ If/when I have to move, I’ll probably donate items that cannot accompany me.