Sunday, May 17, 2020

Melting Basket 151 and some Flowers

Hello friends, how have you been these past couple weeks? I have melted up a full basket that I didn't feature a week or so ago, but I felt the urge to share this one since it is newly filled.

Bohemienne Life Go Tell The Bees
Glitterati Peppermint Pralines
Glitterati Cucumber Melon Apple Mango Tango
Handmade in Florida Yacht Club
The Bathing Garden Starlight Soda Pop
The Bathing Garden Summer Melon and Mint
Beezy Salty Dog and Lime
Beezy Lavender Sugar Cookie
Beezy Harvest Gathering
CFTKR Merlin's Forest
CFTKR Rosy Strawberry
CFTKR Strawberry Martini
CFTKR Country Home
CFTKR Tropical Cocktail
CFTKR Pumpkin Chamomile

These are some hot and dry summery days down here in Florida. I keep waiting for those summer afternoon thunderstorms to begin. My plants are thirsty. 

We have a few small magnolia trees growing on the side of the house and their big blowsy flowers are scenting the air nicely. There are much larger and older magnolias in the neighborhood and they carry their perfume far for us to enjoy on our evening walks. 

I am trying to grow some zinnias around the yard here and there willy nilly. I found the ones I scatter as seed stay teeny tiny like these here, but if I plant the seed in pots and tend to them more they get bigger. I have been transplanting those around the yard now too. But seed scattering is so much fun I will probably still indulge in that.

It has been nice waking up and greeting the morning glories of the day. 

I finally saw my very first hummingbird two days ago. I was sitting on the front step and garden gazing when he stopped by to sample the firecracker bush and the Mexican fire bush. I put out a hummingbird feeder yesterday. I hope he finds it.

The front yard is almost completed, I think I need a few stepping stones for some areas and perhaps a handful of shade plants for under the oak tree. I will be moving on to getting the sides of the yard done next. The backyard will be last. Baby steps. 

How are you doing? Are you melting? Burning? I have a good old Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint in the bedroom. I forgot how good it can be when it is done right.


  1. Yes, a hummingbird! The different colors of morning glory are so pretty.

    1. I am so excited! I saw him again today but this time by my shed where I have some red powder puff plants. He seems to at least have some nectar sources around here. Not sure if he is using the feeder though.

      Thank you! I am enjoying them! I hope I can eventually nurture them up a tree or trellis some day.