BettyDee wrote:HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!
Hope everyone is feeling better by now. So far, we have managed to escape illness this winter. Not looking forward to spring allergy season, but I think the fall ones are worse for me.
I've been working in the yard and have most of my flower beds cleaned out. I can't WAIT till time to plant them. I have a few perennials greening up now. Hope to see some blooms in three or four weeks. Anyone else love to garden?
Not sure what Presidents Day is and how that can be happy.
LOL! But "have a good one" as we Aussies say.
My garden is doing well considering the stinking hot summer but the last four days has produced some very good rainfalls. I think my tree-fern has doubled in size in that time. It now stands 3 foot tall which is quite good since we are not in a rainforest environment. The tree fern was just a sappling when I planted it in June 2013. Australian tree ferns can grow to 40 feet but it won't do that here and I'm training it to have a bend or two in the trunk so it doesn't grow over the access lane.
I'm surprised the flowers are still blooming too. These annuals are mostly carnations, dahlias and bell flowers (not tulips). The roses along the back of the house, although a little rain beaten today, are full of new buds…again.
My potted succulents and cactii have recently been moved to the back concreted veranda after we had an awning built over the back door area, steps and veranda. Just in time too. They would have been swamped.
Our home has had most of the renovation inside and out done and we're just waiting on our builder to remove the 2 old clatter-banging air-conditioners that go through to the outer walls, fill in the holes and repair a broken front awning before we can do the final exterier painting. I'll upload the photos after that. Meanwhile, I think there are still some pics on my website and Facebook pages.
I'm feeling much better after my recent bout of sinusitis and chest infection and I have an appointment to see a specialist in March to see what he can do about these repeated sinus problems.
Well, take care all.