It's Sunday and we've had a busy weekend. We had a family funeral to attend and had to go back and forth to Elgin two days for that. Today is just relaxing after dropping off our daughter-in-law's birthday gift plus a dessert. I tried Ernestine's cheesecake and thought it was delicious. So easy to make. For the recipe go to http://myjourneytomindfulness.blogspot.com/
A nice day...with rain during the night. The geraniums by the drive looked neglected yesterday...and I thought that I might have to water them today. The rain took care of that. When I mention watering...I have to think of the hardest working plant this year.
Sedum Autumn Joy is just now making a show. The plant is green, even during the winter. If you brush back the snow....you can see the little green rosettes, flat with the ground, never really dying back all the way. It starts growing in the cool spring. It grows and grows all throughout the year. Finally, in the fall, the pretty pinkish flowers appear. They make very pretty bouquets for in the house. They turn to a dark burgundy and can be left for winter interest in the snow. I have them in several places in the yard. I just simply put a spade to the plant and divide it. It will survive any way you do it. I like it because it always looks tidy and not bedraggled like so many others and seldom needs watering.
I'm not the only one who likes it.....the bees love it. One cold day last week, I noticed five bees on one plant. It was like they were frozen in time. I even touched one and it hardly moved. Later, when it warmed up, they all took off. All week I've been watching...bees galore and butterflies visit this flower. This is a wonderful plant....bringing bees and butterflies to the garden.
I'm going to leave now and have some dinner. Easy, peasy, dinner Marie's lasagna from the freezer.
Have a nice evening,