Floral Friday – Mirabilis Jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa, the marvel of Peru

Drought – extreme drought conditions for where I live. No rain since September, however while I was outside today I notice the one of my 4 O’Clock plants was coming back out and even had a couple blooms.  I guess they really are drought tolerant.

I really hope this is a sign that we will have rain soon.  Everything is so brown, dusty and walking across the lawn the grass crunches under my feet.  Here’s a photo I took a while back when the 4 O’Clocks were loving the rainy weather!

Pink 4 O'Clock Flower


Garden Stuff – Feed Bag Planter


The area we live in makes it a little difficult to garden. With all the red dirt and clay our garden has always been some type of raised bed or in planters. This year I’m trying something new with the feed bags that I save when ever I buy chicken feed. I cut a small hole in the bottom and hammered in a tomato stake.  The stake goes into the ground about 6 or 8 inches. Then I fill with a garden soil compost mixture. The stake helps support the planter bag and it will also help support the vegetables.   We’ll see how this goes…I have about eight more to put together.