We had a bit of a storm last evening. A lot of the leaves blew off the river birch I have in the back yard, it's not doing to well. I live on a large shale hill. I have about 3 - 4 inches of topsoil before you hit the shale. Other tress, maples, and the ginkgo have taproots that handle shale. While river birch trees can live to be 75 years old, according to what I've been reading, many barely survive 20 years. Mine are about 14 years old. I should have done my research and picked something much more hardy.
The Idiot Jerk's racism is picking up steam. This was predictable. He's down in the polls. The economy hasn't stabilized. That was supposed to be his ticket to re-election. States reopened, people going back to their jobs, unemployment dropping... But then infections started going through the roof because... well, Republican politicians are more interested in the economy then human life. They've always been a greedy bunch. Not that I don't like money, but Democrats in general have a much clearer perspective on income. Republicans, on the other hand, can never have enough. That's why Florida reopened so fast. It was all about the money. And now they're starting to shut down... again, which does not bode well for his convention. Right now they're saying it's too soon to tell if Jacksonville will even be close to being ready for the onslaught of a full convention. I'm betting there are going to be some serious restrictions if it happens at all... and then we'll get to see the Idiot Jerk throw another shit fit. Senator Chuck Grassley has already said he'll be a "no show." He is just the first. Ooops.
I have lots of flowers on my cucumber plants, but I've yet to see any baby pickles. I do have tomatoes. No peppers yet. Oh, and my dahlias are beginning to bloom.
I picked up 50 lbs of gravel for the tank yesterday. I'll pick up another 25 today. And start assembling .
Makes you wonder why what's happening in Florida should come as a surprise to ANYONE doesn't it! And that dahlia is just beautiful - I must get myself some!ReplyDelete
I don't know what colors I planted, I don't really pay that much attention to them, that way I'm always surprised.Delete
RTG has picked 2 cukes already, and has about a billion cuke flowers. no tomatoes yet.ReplyDelete
we had hail yesterday afternoon, and small creek flooding; lucky for us, we live near no creeks.
I do have some little pickles, they're just not munchable yet.Delete
I am still wondering what will happen this winter.ReplyDelete
Yes, I think it will be interesting. Personally I think he'll exile himself rather than go to jail, and then claim he's responsible for the treatments of Covid.Delete
Republicans... what did you expect?Delete
Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. And that one is a beauty.In the summer those zinnas and delphiniums are my three favorites.ReplyDelete
I plant more and more flowers the older I get, compensation for spending so much of my life working.Delete
Love the flower pic, Dave. Simply gorgeous. IMO, there can never be enough purple flowers. Thanks.ReplyDelete
This one's back by the veranda, I've pink ones blooming out front.Delete
I have a hybrid tomato bush that is yielding tons of cherry tomatoes already. What's happening in Florida is sure no surprise.ReplyDelete
To the people in Florida, it is. I like those sweet little grape tomatoes.Delete
OMG that's a LOT of gravel. This is gonna be big.ReplyDelete
And IMPOTUS is unleashing all the racism because of course he is. It's all dog whistles and white supremacy and racism. He's going straight for the base because the economy is shit, the second wave has not even hit because COVID-19 has not finished the first and his incompetence is obvious.
Your flowers are so pretty!!
I think I'm going to get some reall stunners this year.Delete