Some consideration was given to creating a Mothers Day post.
Then, this happened:
The amaryllis which had languished in the potting shed was springing to life before my very eyes.
After several months of sporadic attention in the Pot Before You Are Finished For Good, the Christmas-time flower is going to be just a little late for Mothers Day.
I could not ignore its valiant efforts to please, so I moved the PBYAFFG to the courtyard,
where, I saw these:
Overnight, these big, fleshy leaves had produced the perfect shade of lavender on straight and sturdy stalks. Again, I couldn't ignore the magnificence; off to the garden center I went.
I transplanted unhappy osteospermum and added some gonfreda and deadheaded and amended and left some fun for tomorrow. This gladiola began peeking out on Saturday; this was as far as she got by Sunday evening. I'm going to entice the rest of her friends out tomorrow,
as I end my planting for the season.
It's a short, but wonderful, season.