It was in the 90’s and sunny here all weekend. I finally found the time to go down to the nursery just south of town I like so much and got some annuals for the hanging baskets. I kept it pretty minimalist this year, with just pinks on the front porch and I can’t even remember what in the baskets on the back porch. And of course a few begonias for here and there. None of my begonias wintered well. Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that I pull them all into the basement at the first frost and leave them there all winter, without alot of attention (or water)….never mind they have made it through before, which is one of the reasons why I fell in love with begonias to begin with. They seem to do well with my tough love. This winter was a little too much for them. Come to think of it, it was a little too much for alot of us.
I’m wondering how many strawberries the rabbits and squirrels are going to leave us this year. They are starting to look awfully yummy, aren’t they?
I’ve had this pot of strawberries for a few years now. I now also have 2 patches of volunteer strawberry plants that have jumped off this pot that produce way more than the mama pot. I think my goal for next spring is to have a new bed built to put them all in one spot in the ground and give up on the cool planter pot. Maybe I’ll throw some hens & chicks in it instead.