Thursday, October 05, 2006
I kept the flower baskets up as long as possible, but there comes a day when one must admit - the flowers are done. They were so beautiful all summer and I nursed them along into the fall, but the day had come... Sooo - Little Boy and I had a few very enjoyable afternoons this week seperating all the flowers because this Momma had big plans to winter over the geraniums. Oh yes, we made a nice big mess while we were at it. And then I just had to double check the directions on the internet about wintering geraniums and I learned that 2nd year plants are very leggy without many blooms. And - while I personally know people who bring their plants inside for the winter - my plan was to put the tubars in the basement - which is iffy anyway. So much for that idea - I don't really want leggy/bloomless plants in my baskets!... The thought provided us with hours of fun in the nice fall sunshine though so it wasn't a complete loss. And now the baskets are all cleaned out and in the basement - waiting for next year.
P.S. - Little Boy has a narrow telescoping rake - and if I keep it folded up - it is the perfect size for him!