I can’t believe July is over.
I’ve always had a keen sense of time. I can set the microwave, go sit in the living room, get-up and have my hand on the microwave handle as it dings. I know, to the second, when the 15 minute cycle of bubbles in the hot tub is over. Sometimes this comes in handy however, as I get older, I can really feel the passing of time. I know I am not alone in this. I just searched about this topic and found a great, quick article in Psychology Today.
In summary, when we’re young, we have many first experiences. Life is exciting and you can’t wait to live each minute that the anticipation slows time down for you. Once you’ve grown up, life settles down and there’s not as much you’ve not seen before. There is much less anticipation being built-up because we settle into a routine. The experts say to start and continue to do new things. Don’t do the same things every year, see new places, make new friends, hey, maybe even start a new career! (nudging myself!).
Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!
Lotus corniculatus – Birds foot Trefoil
Typha angustifolia – Narrow leafed cattail
Eustoma Grandiflorum – lisianthus – an annual here.
Saponaria officinalis – Soapwort or bouncing bet
You can make soap out of the roots.
Capsicum annuum – Green bell pepper
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’- Endless summer
Only got centaurea… nothing more specific
Possible the same plant!! Doh!
Sunny Anniversary Abelia ‘Minduo’ – not exactly a zone 5 plant. Really a zone 6. If you really, really want one, you’d have to plant in a very protected area out of the wind.
Yup! it was good. =-D
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