It was a Sunday full of surprises first with my first Green Pepper forming. How exciting since I’ve never grown any kind of peppers in the past. This year I planted the Green & Yellow bell peppers as well as some Jalapenos. Some are growing in my squarefoot garden beds and a couple are in large containers combined with Basil & Onions. Then there was the nice treat of seeing a bud had opened on the pass-a-long Walking Iris sent to me by my good garden blogging buddy Darla this past Friday. What do you think of the ceramic pot I put it in? I remembered these were not being used after I had used them to disguise the plastic pots of the forced Paperwhites this past winter. According to my research on the Walking Iris or Neomarica (also referred to as Apostle Plant or Twelve Apostles) they prefer to be potbound to bloom. Also I think this variety is Neomarica gracilis since the blooms are a blue & creamy white. Also see the brown bench the pot is sitting on? Well this was a curb find that my son and his girlfriend brought to me on Mother’s Day. It was in good shape so a quick cleanup with the hose & a brush followed by two coats of brown spray paint and it makes a nice place for plants to sit or people. The last surprise was a nice little rainstorm mid afternoon which gave my garden a refreshing shower after days of 80 degree temps. Hope your Sunday is nice too. Anyhow, I better get busy with out family cookout now. Hubby has to work tomorrow so we are celebrating Memorial Day a day early. Have a nice rest of your holiday weekend!!!
Archive for May 24th, 2009