Returning Home to Plants Run AmokPosted: September 13, 2021
After returning from an extended vacation, there always seems to be a lot to get caught up on inside and outside of the house. While we were away, the plants ran amok and the weeds, well grew like weeds. I started in the front yard and pulled about four bushels weeds. Mulch and weed preventer did not do much to stop them. With the temperatures in the 90’s and humidity to match, the backyard will have to wait.
The plants of the Automatic Garden did what they were planted to do and reproduced. There were five different varieties of plants that came up in the cobble rocks outside of their bed. Normally, I transplant them when they are small.
The Wishbone plant (Torenia fournieri), reseeds itself every year and prefers to germinate and grow in high heat and humidity. This year, they overtook the Varigated Gingers that were coming back from the freeze.
All of the potted plants spent their vacation in the woods being watered by the sprinklers. The Pothos Vine particularly enjoyed its vacation and put out a six foot long runner.