I have been having fun watching the flowers grow. Each day I can see a change. We've had more rain, so I haven't had to water much the past few days.
One of my favorite flowers is called Angelonia which I discovered a few years ago. It is the purple flower in the back of the pot above. It is sometimes called Summer Snapdragon and comes in other colors such as pink, white and mauve.
I like it not only because I think it's pretty, but it has a high tolerance for heat and humidity which we have in abundance during the summer in MO.
That it is low maintenance is another plus. And deer resistant, too. It needs sun but will tolerant some shade and it will bloom all summer into fall. Love that.
I have been watching the birds as well as enjoying the flowers when I sit on the patio. Not sure why, but the goldfinches have become scarce. I haven't seen many at the feeders in several days now. The robins, cardinals, bluebirds, blue jays, and many others are still around.
I was excited to see the first coneflower bloom. It is one of my very favorite summer flowers. I hope I do a better job this year in keeping them dead-headed. Also my Stella de Oros.
I was reading up on transplanting the Stellas and found that the correct spelling is the above instead of Stella 'D Oro which many use including myself in the past.
The other coneflower bloom looks like a boo boo occurred. It looks like it was meant to be two instead of the one.
About transplanting Stellas and also some salvia that are getting choked out by some knockout roses - I read that I could still transplant in May before it gets too hot or wait until fall. I will try it this week and hope they will take off in their new location. Some said that the salvia will pout if moved in the spring, but will usually come out of it and do well.
My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the terrible bombing in Manchester. When will this ever end?
Also, two of my blogging friends have recently lost their fathers. My heart goes out to them and their families. It is never easy to lose a parent regardless of their age.
We had a nice, lazy weekend. Everyone was tired and ready for some down time and we rested for the most part. BG and I went to my daughter's for supper one evening and played a game of Phase 10. I always tell them I'm going to win, and I did. :)
My laptop was taken back to the computer doctor. I haven't been able to do any photo editing in PicMonkey, it was always telling me that the Adobe Flash plugin wasn't working or crashed and also my mouse would freeze and I'd have to turn the computer off and reboot. It was driving me crazy. And that meant I needed to clean off my desk where the desktop is if I wanted to get online. Well, I do have my iPhone and tablet, but I hate trying to type on those tiny little keypads. ☺
I talked to the computer doc yesterday and he said I didn't have any viruses on it but my laptop is just getting old and he doesn't know if it will last much longer. He tried to sell me a restored laptop the last time I was there. Which was just a short time ago. I really didn't want to think about laptops right now as I have no clue what kind to get.
Supper last night was simple. Goulash and a buttered slice of bread. A new favorite bread is Sara Lee's Artesano. We love it. For those who still eat white bread, have you tried it?
Happy Tuesday to you!