Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
my neighbour K gave me a catmint plant which had outgrown its pot, I trimmed it, replanted it and gave the trimmed bits to Lola. She loved it! Chewed the leaves, rubbed her face on the crushed stems, (crushed to release the oils and fragrance), she spread it around a little and rolled around in it.
several people have helped themselves to cuttings from my Gollum, you can see the stem is bare, so I did the same. Took pieces from the tips,
and replanted them in separate pots. They seem to be doing well in spite of our heat 42.2C Friday(108F, second day over 40C), today is a little cooler, so I will get out there and water after the sun begins to go down.
I've started watering my patch of lawn too, the grounds have an extensive watering system in place, but no one has turned it on for a couple of summers now and my once lush green lawn is now too short and looking very brown. The lawnmower person has his blades set too low. I know I'm going to have to pay for the extra water used, but I think it will be worth it.
my Philodendron Xanadu is recovering now that I've moved it to a shadier spot, I really like these and plan on buying a few more, when fully grown they are dense and deep green and quite big. They will help to shade other things.
Christmas Cactus cuttings, a gift from a valued friend, are all showing new babies and I'll have to get the pots hung soon after the summer of course, so they can hang over and show off their flowers when that happens. I'll need to get some sort of frame to hang the pots on, the thin branches of the plum trees won't be strong enough, perhaps a few "shepherd's crook" hanging supports such as Joanne uses will be the way to go.
My rhubarb is still looking very tiny, but has sent out 'runners' and made new plants, if you look closely you'll see 5 small clumps where there was once only one.
I'm hopeful of being able to cut and use homegrown rhubarb next winter. Apple and rhubarb crumble, yum!
this brown pot of aeoniums was on the porch and not doing so well, so I moved it down into the garden with others that I had planted in the ground. The ones in the pot are now doing much better, while the ones in the ground have developed brown leaves around the green centres.
this last image may be of interest to Lee. I was reading a story based in Alaska and got out my enormous, falling apart, 45 years old, huge Times Atlas, to look up the general area depicted in the story. Imagine my surprise to find Alaska also has a Hinchinbrook Island! Lee often writes about her time on Australia's own Hinchinbrook Island, running the Resort there. I hope I got her link correct.
If you enlarge the image, you'll see Alaska's Hinchinbrook just below and to the left of Cordova.