Yesterday, early...I was out cutting the geraniums that had been damaged by the heavy rains. So strange, a few days ago these were a mass of red and now a mass of green. The leaves are pretty and will look nice until the flowers start blooming again. There are lots of buds there already. I gave these a shot of fertilizer...the last for this summer, hoping that we would get a lot of color going into fall.
I took the lawn cart around the house and cut a few dead flowers and did some tidying up. The stack n grow, on the deck is looking rather unkempt...so I gave all the flowers a haircut. Thinking I could help it rejuvenate for the fall. I almost pulled the plants out of the planter, but remembered past falls, when I wished that I had left some of the tired containers for fall color.
The tomatoes are coming nicely now and we have a couple for every dinner. The lettuce has just bolted, so I pulled it out.
I'm going to keep two geraniums through the winter, in a couple of clay pots... in the south window right next to my computer desk. They are in the hanging basket that my daughter gave me. The blooms are huge and have bloomed non stop all summer. There are just two, so that way I won't have to disturb the big planters by the drive. The hanging basket has lots of flowers in it and it has done better than any I've had. The two clay pots are made by Guy Wolff. Here's a bit of info on him....
If you mention Guy Wolff to a serious gardener, that gardener will almost certainly admit to either owning a Guy Wolff flowerpot or coveting one. Wolff’s pots—some small and perfect for a sunny windowsill, others massive and just right for a favorite outdoor spot—are widely considered to be the epitome of garden ware. Their classical proportions, simple decoration, and the marks of Wolff’s hands all combine to make plants look their best. His pots possess an honesty and liveliness that machine-made flowerpots lack.
Wolff is probably the best-known potter working in the United States today. In gardening circles, he is a highly revered horticultural icon; gardeners flock to his lectures and demonstrations. His work also appeals to lovers of design and fine arts: visit the personal gardens of landscape designers, and you will see Guy Wolff pots. Step inside the gates of estate gardens, and you will see Guy Wolff pots. Yet he is a potter’s potter. He’s a big ware thrower, a skill few have today. He thinks deeply about what he calls the architecture of pots and the importance of handmade objects in our lives.
I have four of his pots and wouldn't think of using them outside. I like the rustic look of them on a window sill. My favorite is a clay pot with a geranium.
Well, I'm going to venture out to take some pictures...once the sun starts shining. A hot day to find things to do inside.
Have a nice day today,