Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Morning Dew on Betty's Vinca
Down here if you are eating anything with seeds and some of it falls on the ground, you will have plants.
I need to remember that with some tomatoes and melons, preferably in the back on the drip feed irrigation chains.
There are a lot of pots on those chains, and they're all watered in a measured way. The orchids don't hold water in their pots so they drip down into pots that are strategically placed. I have two layers of plant pots in most places, sometimes three. It all depends on what is back there.
The thing is that I have some plants that are just growing everywhere and getting leggy.
They would be Betty's Vinca.
Betty was my Aunt. She was a powerful woman, but in the best of all possible ways. A person you wanted on your side. She gave of her self readily, and was well loved by her family.
She had two places, one on Long Island, and the other North of me in Century Village. Yes, it's a bit of a stereotype, but sometimes stereotypes are there for a reason.
In front of her condo she had some flowers that she was quite proud of. Proud as she was, she liked to share. She insisted that I have some cuttings on my last visit with her and they made it to my yard.
On the other hand, all of mine got very leggy so they needed to be cut back and replanted.
In a bit I'll have pot after pot of these plants all over my back yard. All blooming in the
morning dew, they'll be there. Spreading.
But if you are lucky, and the conditions are just right, these simple blooms are just beautiful. In the golden hour, misted by the dew or my irrigation misters, they will do their best to shine.
I hope so, since they've now spread into my neighbor's garden from the back of the yard to the front.
If he likes it, I have some mint that I need to repot. We all know how that stuff spreads.
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