Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Sept 19, 2012

I often live vicariously through my children and family. I love to see photos of the places they visit. These two were taken, recently, in San Antonio, Texas

 Near the Weston Riverwalk, San Antonio 

Remembering the Alamo.

Photos by K. Stanley

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday, Sept 12, 2012

What Do You Do with Your Garden Flowers?

Well maybe just  a few words. Through out the years, I have been lucky enough  to have inherited my mother's and grandmother's green thumbs. So, as a result, I usually have lots of  flowers to make into lovely bouquets. I love to have fresh arrangements all Summer and through much of the Spring.

One of the later bouquets of flowers from our gardens.

This year,  as the sunflowers were beginning to go to seed I made a decision for me.  I thought I'd  do something a  little different. I usually leave the heads on my front deck for the birds. But, since it has been such a fruitful Summer, I figured the birds wouldn't miss  few sunflower seeds, just for this year. I decided to take all the larger heads of Sunflowers and break them open and spread them around the ground where they had been planted all Summer, to see if any of them would germinate and come back next year.
I did this just between two heavy rains we had, so I am hoping that  some of them come back next year. I had one large sunflower that came back from last year. This is how I got the idea.

Sunflowers growing and getting taller.

A large head like this one yields hundreds of seeds.

So...what do you do with your flower gardens?