Welcome Home SurprisesPosted: June 12, 2019
We were on an extended trip and had many surprises when we returned. Some of them were not good, like a citation from the neighborhood association for my front beds. Ironically, I am the one in the neighborhood that weeds on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I had a beautiful Blue Bonnet (our beloved state flower) in the front and it died while I was gone. Mind you, it is an annual and I would have probably let it get to that state so I could collect the seeds. I had to give a written account on why my beds looked bad and I blamed it on the 12 inches of rain we received while I was away.
Before the 12 inches of rain arrived, there was a violent thunderstorm that downed many branches. This is just one pile I cleaned up.
A good surprise was finding gingers that had sprouted from last year’s cuttings.
There are quite a few, so I’m not sure what to do with them. Maybe they will grow where they are.
The best surprise of all was that the Automatic Garden did its thing while we were gone and greeted us with beautiful blooming flowers.