Thursday, July 09, 2009

July: Procrastination begins at home

Working at home is difficult. The garden, TV, and fridge beckon. I obey 2 of the 3 siren songs and wander outside with a cup of tea to find:

My first-ever balloon flower! Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue', planted last fall. SO cute!

My hibiscus thankfully turned out not to have ugly peach flowers. Instead it has foofy double flowers. I will learn to like it. It definitely makes a dramatic statement!

Okay, bintie, get back to work!!


Cathy S. said...

Love the balloon flower, don't forget to feed hibiscus acid they'll bloom like crazy! I too love wondering in the garden with a cup of coffee, can't get myself to like tea how funny is that? Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

I only like tea with a bunch of milk and sugar. I guess it's really the milk and sugar I like; tea is the delivery mechanism. :P

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I used to grow Balloon Flower before I killed it somehow. Attempt number 2 commenced last fall, and the new plant is just now starting to form buds. I'm surprised your Hibiscus is blooming already. It's a great color, obviously visible from space.

Chicago Garden said...

I haven't grown balloon flower in a long time. After I saw them at the medicinal garden at UIC last year I told myself to grow them this year, but I forgot!

I'll have to make a note (on paper) to get some seeds for next year.