Photo used under Creative Commons from Magdalena Roeseler
Plants: Due to the ongoing critter issue, I've added fresh soil and compost to all of the bigger pots as well as the deck planters. The potatoes needed fresh soil anyway since leaves had broken through the surface but I was also determined to fill in the holes left by the ravenous bastards.
The butterfly bushes are just about ready to bloom. One even has tiny purple flowers starting to appear. I expect they'll be open by next week.
The catnip is growing beautifully outside, for which I and my kitties are grateful. We've reached the flowering stage too, so those plants look delicate and lovely.
The daisies in the white urn are still on the cusp of greatness. One has nearly opened, two more have started and the rest are still preparing for their debut. I look forward to viewing their friendly yellow and white faces. I sowed some wildflower seeds in the outer rim of the urn and am looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
The blues in the other white urn are building their strength. The middle plants, which I started in the basement, are getting bigger, and the fresh seeds I recently sowed are just beginning to germinate. Here's hoping succession planting works and they flower well.
Weather: Currently 61F and sunny. Low 52, High 73F. A few clouds in the sky but nothing too bad. I'm dreading the rest of the week. Heat wave is coming.
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