Friday, July 13, 2012
F is for Friday and Flowerbox Failure...Fiddlesticks
This is the front porch flowerbox, in October of 2011, right after we moved in.... pretty and cheerful, yes???
Do you see that Sunshine hitting the box...and can you see the shadow of the BARE branches on the cherry tree in the front yard? *(also reflected in the window in the first picture!)
This is my window box today... :-( I waited until after Mother's Day to plant as was advised by many here...("the cold will KILL what you put out" they said...)
Do you see a bloom?? Not ONE!...NADA...I have STOPPED watering and feeding them. They are probably feeling waterlogged!! With the Cherry tree in FULL foliage, the sun just doesn't seem to be getting through enough! And so...I am learning...The window box is under the roof of the porch. I will have to remember this in my planting NEXT year... (they are actually protected from the cold and frost.)
**I need to put them out BEFORE the tree gets dressed in it's canopy of shady leaves.**
So...in the meantime, I took my lemons and made lemonade...I placed FAUX flowers in my little pitiful box.
She was so pretty and dressed up when I arrived, and I so wanted to make her that way again...and I FAILED!!! Epic Fail...Kam would say... I had to do something for her!!!
So - now we wait for Autumn and will see if the leaves dropping will bring out any blooms...
Any Suggestions my bloggy sisters who may be popping in???
Have a FABULOUS Friday and those who need sun for your outdoor plans, may you have LOTS of sunbeams on your nest....For those of you desperately needing rain clouds to dump bucketloads on your yards and gardens and flowers...I pray it will rain like crazy!
Justin - We LOVE you. God BLESS you. Prayers for Safety! Can't Wait for you to get back to Iowa for a visit once again... xoxo