Friday, August 28, 2015

5 Minutes A Day

While pinteresting over the winter I found an article that recommended spending at least 5 minutes a day outside with your plants to increase your overall happiness and lower stress.  This can include planting, picking weeds, or even taking a couple of photos. I started following this tip this year and can swear by it. When I pull into the drive way I spend a few minutes watering or some other grooming activity and I have to say is greatly decreases my stress and helps my mind cool down after work. Try it out!

Friday, August 7, 2015

August Marigolds

I have to admit, I have always been a marigold hater up until now. They always reminded me of an old lady flower bed. Man are these plants vivacious in the dead heat of summer! I got these plants dirt cheap on clearance at lowes this spring because I need a filler in my mainly perennial flower bed. I haven't watered these and they still continue to grow plush and bloom like crazy! I'm glad I got a few different red and orange shades.  The picture includes a naked lady in the background, shield your young ones eyes!
UPDATE my VIP plant of the summer has officially climbed all the way to the top and continues to bloom! The Clematis is not as thick as I was hoping, but I'm sure next year it will fill out.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Blooms

Heat has gone up to about 100 degrees for the past couple of weeks, still getting a few blooms!