|Perennial Snapdragons, one of the cheeriest flowers in my autumn garden.|
This was one glorious autumn weekend! Though I had to fight tooth and nail to make it happen.
|Over-achieving John Cabot Roses are still budding ~ into their 4th flowering month.|
As in, alone time.
|Helianthus, perennial sunflowers. Had I deadheaded, she might have gifted with more blossoms.|
|Thankfully, wild Coneflowers saw the need for more color and came to my rescue.|
At the very least, they should offer a 50% off plan for weirdos like me who prefer to make calls, not necessarily receive them.
|Blanket flowers, Catmint, and one last Pincushion threatening a bloom.|
And, that scheme was a huge success. I managed to schedule absolutely nothin' for the entire weekend. Which gives most normal folks the yawns. But, I haven't had time off like that in... well, never.
Which means there's nothing worth reporting. Except for this...
Mind-boggling science experiment!
|Most beloved kitty: Bright eyes now match his bushy tail.|
So, I tried that home recipe of 1 TBS apple cider vinegar rubbed into the nape of his neck. And, whaddyaknow. It works! Trust me, I was more skeptical than you are but 1) it worked on a pretty serious eye infection. 2) in 48 hours and 3) for some odd reason he didn't try to fight me when I poured that stuff on his head.
|Hollyhock seeds: Want some??|
I've harvested a ton of Mom's heirloom Hollyhock seeds. Want some?
Tip: If you experience rust on hollyhocks, remove the stalks and all debris early in the fall, after they are finished flowering. Rust is a fungus that overwinters in hollyhocks, causing problems the following summer.
* Mish Mash Mondays is the brainchild of my dear friend, Monica ~ whom I haven't chatted with in awhile. Because she, like me, is ignoring her phone. :)