My poor pansies just can’t catch a break this season! The leaves were looking kind of weird when I looked out my window to check on them, and when I went outside to take a closer look, they were covered in webs! *shudder* Ewww! The leaves were turning a sickly yellow. I have no idea if it’s a spider or a worm or some other kind of creepy crawly thing, but I whipped up a batch of some insecticidal-fungicidal soap and sprayed the heck out of it. Hopefully … .
Otherwise, it was a pretty nice day when I went out to take pictures. I was thankful for that! We’ve had about a ton and a half of rain lately – lots of flood warnings here and our county is under a lot of water, lots of road closings and the like. Despite all that rain, practically none of my pots closest to the walls get any of it, so I still have to water. I can’t tell you how silly I feel lugging my watering can out when it’s been raining cats and dogs, lol.
Things are looking pretty lush with just a couple of exceptions (like my poor pansies!). Overall, I’m really pleased with the progress this year.
This pot is just flooring me! I swear, I’ve gotten that purple sweet potato plant pretty much every year for the last few years, and I’ve always put it out front in one of my hanging baskets. It’s NEVER done half as well as it’s doing in this pot! I’m thinking that even though the tag said “full sun to part shade” this plant does MUCH better in more shade than sun. It’s hard to tell from this angle but it’s nearly touching the ground! Yeah, I’m never putting this one in full sun again, that’s for sure!
And that’s how my garden is growing this week! How’s yours coming along?
To see all my pictures from the garden this week,
you can click either the link or the image below.
Thanks for looking!