Greetings, from Finch Rest!
Wow- we went from having perfect weather to
windy cold and very blustery in a flash!
It was mid 70s few days ago, then turned quickly to mid 50s,
and last night rained and rained,
and now it is dark, wet, and cool out there.
It is sooooo gloomy I thought I would cheer myself up
(and hopefully you as well)
sharing my sunny yellow mums that my daughter gave me!
At the end of fall last year Katie bought
a very sad & dying mum plant
for only $1.99.
As much as her older sister wants to rescue dogs,
THIS daughter always wants to rescue plants.....
and they both do quite well with their respective saves, actually!
Katie had the perfect place to plant her "spent" mum
at her last house, so when they moved she dug it up
and re-planted it at their little cottage.
And it did so well in its new home!
And did it ever GROW- it is HUGE!
It's the biggest mum bush that I have ever seen.)
Anyway, she had to cut it back a great deal
because it was encroaching on their driveway-
so she made herself, her sister and me each
a nice bouquet from the cuttings!
Just to give you an idea how healthy this plant is?
These cuttings from it I have had for nearly a month!
And they haven't even come close to browning yet!
*Hint to remember to help keep your cut flowers fresher longer:
Put your cut flowers in your fridge at night,
and change your water daily!
I have said it before and it is worth repeating-
it really really works!
I am also showing you
finally a little favor she gave all of us
at her Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party -
red and multi-colored popcorn she and Jeff grew
themselves in their new garden!
It pops very nicely and the kernels are so tender
one can even eat them!
The planting was such a success they're going to
plant lots more next year.
We've offered up some of our land if they want more
gardening room, too, as we have a few acres in back
and they live in the city.
Here is the pic I took yesterday of my neighbor's stunning
Red Maple tree - I knew the wind was coming and
the leaves would all fall off....took this pic
in the nick of time, too - the tree is bare now!
Anyway, I know looking at my sunny yellow mums
sure brightens my outlook on such a
grey dark damp blustery day.
Time to put the kettle on for tea, and settle in with a good book.
I may even light our first fire of the season!
As always, thank you for your visit!