Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Finally focused................

It took me a couple days after all of the packages were mailed to get focused on what needs to be done.  Since yesterday was a cooler day between 2 hot days it was time to get outside.  I planted 4 of the Sedums (that were in pots) along the front left side of my house.  They don't look like much now because they were all parts of plants but they should look good next year.


In the morning I went to the back garden and checked on the Sedums that I transplanted out there in May.  The blooms aren't as big as the ones in the front but I haven't watered them at all and I have watered the ones in the front a few times.


The Four o'clocks are going to seed now.  I was surprised that the seeds are black.  I'm going to let them drop and hope for a big bed of flowers next year.





I sewed more parts for my older project.  I can't find the piece that has been sewn so today is searching day.  I think this project is going to be small.  I have plenty of fabric so I can add big borders or make table runners.  There are 75 of each type of block in the piles.

I decided that I will finish a colorwash wallhanging before the end of the month.  Yesterday I pressed it and cut the backing and batting.  This morning I will baste it and hopefully get to the quilting by afternoon. That gives me one day to get the binding hand sewn.
 

5 comments:

patty a. said...

I am sure those sedums will fill in and look fabulous next year. I remember that the 4 o'clock seeds are black from my childhood. I remember picking at the plants and letting the seeds fall to the ground. I harvested some coneflower seeds last night. I have heard that coneflowers are hard to grow from seeds, but I am going to try. I would like to replace the road side daylilies next to the house with the coneflowers. The deer eat most of the lily flowers and buds so I get nothing but green. They don't eat coneflowers.

Gene Black said...

Yes, the Four o'clock seeds are black and look like tiny hand grenades. I used to gather them as a child, thinking I could sell them. But they are so common here that no-one was interested.

Mary said...

I can understand why it took you a couple of days to recoup. After one of the driest Septembers on record we are finally getting some rain.

Candi said...

Good luck . It amazes me how such tiny seeds can grow into such beautiful things. We in sunny SoCal would love some rain. Talk about a drought! Well I know God will take care of us.

Shasta Matova said...

Your garden still looks good. I hope those seeds give you many beautiful flowers next year.