Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Today I came to my senses and stopped procrastinating. I realized that the frost would soon attack my flowers that are still blooming but are getting extremely scraggy. I took a last look at my impatience. I nostalgically thought of how I watered them sometimes twice a day all during the summer. I knew that it was time to say, "Farewell."
I pulled out each and every impatience and marigold. I cut down the hostas and other perennials. Yes, Jack Frost will soon be here. I was down trodden and needed something to cheer me up.


I love to get my hands in the dirt and make things thrive. I decided it was time to repot and divide some of my house plants. After they get a good start, I could give the new pots to friends. I could feel myself become revitalized. I had a big mess on the porch but I could hose it off later.
I divided one enormous pot to to make two still huge plants. This was originally a small dish garden that was given to me five years ago. I have divided it many times.
I still have some several pots of mums that I hope will last a few more weeks. I had five pumpkins arranged in front of my house. Last Thursday night some individuals vandalized our neighborhood and smashed most of the pumpkins on the road. However, they missed the pumpkins on the front porch.

Thank you, Jean of http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday. To see some beautiful blooms, visit Jean. She's a wonderful hostess!!

23 comments:

Chris said...

Doesn't working with flowers just do something to your soul? The only time we can have beautiful impatience is in the winter, they will cook in the summer.Sorry about the vandels, I don't know why they feel the urge to attack things at a home that shows a litte love and pride

Hugs,
Chris

Manuela said...

Aww that's too bad about the pumpkins. I really don't understand that whole thing. I've stopped putting pumpkins out because of that.

Manuela

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Just think...now you have the gardening job behind you...on to more creative things...til next Spring, when it all revives again!

~Blessings,
Jan

Neabear said...

Sounds like you a pleasant time puttering in your pots and flowers. That is a nice thing to do. I hate when vandals decide to ruin things. One place we lived I had pumpkins on my porch and those suffered the rath of the vandals that year.

Knitty said...

I don't get the joy of attacking pumpkins either. My neighborhood has been fortunate (so far) but I've stopped putting out real pumpkins because of the squirrels. I guess they fall into the vandal category too.

Darla said...

For sure, the dirt and hard work...THERAPY, I agree. Sorry about the pumpkins getting smashed, that ticks me off. Glad they didn't get the ones on the porch.

Grammy said...

I see you have more energy than me at this time. I can not bare to let any blooms stop. I have not put any of my garden away.
I am already planning next years garden as a way to fight the winter blues. My friend in St Louis brings her plants in and puts them in her bay window. It cheers her up.
Have a great week.
Grammy

Teri C said...

What a sweet post of someone that loves plants and nature!

Aiyana said...

There's nothing like working with plants to lift your spirits, unless it is cleaning out the plant victims of weather or bio anomalies as I've been doing! The plants you took out still looked so good, but I understand why you had to do it now. Too bad about the pumpkins. Seems to be a tradition with some cretins to destroy others' property.
Aiyana

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sweetie, I just don't understand why people have to be so cruel and destroy other people's decorations.
It makes me sad to see all your flowers pulled up in the wheelbarrow. But your houseplants will bring you enjoyment during the winter months!
Love ,Ann

Nancy said...

That is so sad, when "kids" go around smashing pumpkins. I never get them. We live on a road that I just think they would do it for sure. No one respects property now. Glad you got your plants all seperated. They grow so fast.
Nancy
I just want to tell you, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday with November coming on.

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sweetie,
Thanks for dropping by.
So sorry to hear about your daughter.My husband lost a cousin in January of 2007 under very "mysterious"conditions.It was made to look like a suicide.I wont get into it but I always pray that the person responsible will be found and will add your daughters killer on that list too.

Jean said...

It is so sad to have to pull out good flowers. They all look good in the wheelbarrow! I don't understand vandelism either. Glad the missed your pumpkins. Jean

Bo said...

Hello Sweetie...our plants have seemed to get a renewed spirit of growth since these horible Texas summers have let up...My azaleas are blooming,my gardenia even gave us one bloom and the impatience are smiling too...I'll enjoy them while I can until the first frost. I don't get the mentality of vandals either...hugs, ;-) Bo

Mimi said...

Sweetie,
thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments...please drop by and visit me again...I love company...
Mimi

Beverly said...

Your plants are beautiful, and I know they thrived with your care.

I love that mum color. Isn't it a shame some people have to be destructive?

Love Bears All Things said...

Had the Impatians gone to seed. Some reseed themselves. I usually plant Vinca because they tolerate sun better and they are perrenials.
That green plant in the last picture, I have had it for years. Do you know what it is called? I just break it off, dip the stem in root compound and stick it in the dirt and it takes off.
Mama Bear

Laurie and Chris said...

I'm not sure I could have pulled them out since they where still looking so nice.

PEA said...

You really did a great job on pulling out the flowers before winter sets in. I still need to do that...was actually planning on doing that today but it was so cold and windy, I decided to wait. So many of my flowers are dead due to the frost we've had so I really need to get at them soon.

What a shame those vandals had to go and smash all those pumpkins...never ceases to amaze me how some people just don't have a heart!! xoxo

Suzanne said...

Loved your photos and comments this week. I agree -- there's nothing like getting your hands dirty and making something beautiful!

Kathy said...

Isn't it just the worst job ever to clear out all the beautiful gardens we work so hard to create all summer? You Fall display is really pretty though! I think I have to work a little harder on my gratitude for ALL seasons! Thanks for reminding me it CAN be done, Mary!
Kathy

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

WhoohOoooo nothin like a huge bag of miracle grow soil and empty pots and flowers....
It's always a little sad this time of year to say goodbye to many of my flowers, but it's also amazing how others try to hang on... and bloom constantly.. like morning glories and marigolds.. and mums..
Flowers sweet flowers!
Lea

Ruthie said...

It's always sad to see the end of the flower season - but they'll be back next Spring. In the meantime, we have some wonderful seasons to enjoy also. :)

Sorry your pumpkins got squashed. That's too bad - but glad the ones on the porch were OK.

Blessings.