Ok...so it will be a little more than Gazanias...sorry...this will be a long one...but I have to cover the entire weekend in one post. Remember the days that we were all trying to figure out what to post about because nothing was going on in the garden....yeh....well those days are over! So lets kick this Monday off.... The Hunter and I went to the Flea Market on Saturday, we got some fruit...watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe. I will admit that none of them were all that great. It is a bit early for watermelon...it was ok...but definitely not the best. The pineapple was too ripe, and the cantaloupe wasn't ripe enough....but we ate them up anyway!
We also bought this little gadget there...a water timer. Have ya'll used this before? I tested it yesterday and it is great. You hook it up to your faucet, then hook up the water hose. You set the timer based on how long you want to water, and it shuts itself off after the chosen time. This is great if you need to water and have to go somewhere. I am not blessed enough to have a sprinkler system, so this is as close as I am getting to one.
Here are the various time settings...After the purchase of my $15 sprinkler system...I finally got my garden cart! I have been wanting one of these for THREE years!!! Praise Mother Nature....I finally got one!!!! It will hold up to 700lbs...and no I don't plan on pulling that much...BUT if I want to...I can!!! I have managed to break every plastic cart I get...so it was time for the heavy artillery. I am so glad the dragonflies are out and about...I am addicted to dragonfly photos! They just sit and pose for the camera...they are very photogenic.
Moving on to random flowers photos from the weekend.....................
Dusty Miller...I love this shot...it looks like some kind of sea coral (or maybe I am just weird)
Now Ginger.....I know you can totally appreciate this ....these spent bloom casings on the hibiscus...what do they remind you of?
I will give you a clue...see....more...
SEYMOUR!!! From Little Shop of Horrors.....does this remind ya'll of Seymour? I was waiting on it to start talking to me, or maybe I was delirious from the heat.
Darla.....look what I have...PLUMBAGO! It was only 3 or 4 limbs blooming...but soon it will be loaded.
my little beauty....gerbera daisy
Now we have reached Gazania Mania.....all of the above was just a preview...
This is the first time I have ever planted Gazanias. I really like them, and will probably plant more next year. I planted these in April. They are full sun perennials and really take to the heat of the South.
The close up in the afternoon and night...which is pretty darn neat to me.
Then they open their pretty little faces during the day
This one is getting ready to close for the night
Mixed in with some verbena
At first when they started curling up...I thought they were dry, but then I realized that it was they do at night, they close. Every morning when I go outside, they are closed and just beginning to open. I just love the colors on them. The pink/purple ones are my favorites.