Views from my walking route have been so crisp and clear.
Skies are blue and the breeze warm...
the ocean seems to dance under the warm sunlight.
Puff ball clouds float upwards...
high above the Showy Pavement Roses.
Sweet blooms line the boulevards causing me to stop and capture the images.
I try not to stop for too long as I am mindful that I need to keep up my pace.
Like it or not, my middle is increasing in size and has become a wee bit wobbly.
Walking much faster is my current goal.
Swinging my arms, as my physiotherapist suggested, to keep my shoulder limber.
The news on the shoulder is good ~ I am virtually free of pain.
Now I need to get the full range of motion to return.
It will be "almost" as good as new!
Gertrude Jeykyll is a fragrant rose that is perfect for picking.
She can scent a room in no time flat!
(I think she is very beautiful too)
While I prefer to
Enjoy the flowers outside in the Humble Bungalow Garden
occasionally I pick a few to bring inside.
"Windowsill Orchids" seem to like our Bungalow.
They blooms for months and then will a little luck they bloom again and again for several years.
They are really good value for the money...much less expensive than a large bouquet that maybe lasts 2 weeks.
I wait until the flowers fall off and the stems are dry before cutting them down to the soil level.
Water once a week and let the water drain through the pots.
Orchids do not like to sit in water for very long or the roots rot.
I keep mine in north and south windows but not in hot direct sunshine.
They prefer a bit of air circulation like they do in the wild...
rather like a tropical rainstorm and then the sun comes out and shines.
The foxgloves are back...
they are a biennial and grow every other year.
We have enough seeds from previous years plants so there are always a handful in flower.
These tall plants are perfect for the back of the border but ours have a different idea...
they bloom wherever they feel like!
I don't try to change their habits and am grateful that they are here at all.
They were about the only plant that was here when we bought The Humble Bungalow over 30 years ago...
Most of the garden was covered in Morning Glory a weed that wraps itself around everything in sight and the runners tunnel underground and if they are not kept in check a mess ensues!
That was one of our first challenges when we moved into our home...
ridding the garden of weeds, brambles and junk.
Here is a link to one of my posts in the series The Ugly Truth.
After your read this you will understand a wee bit more about how far we have come.
We have created a Garden that we enjoy
it has taken us years of hard work
many changes ~ trials and errors
Today it looks a lot different!
Thank you for stopping by my Humble Bungalow Blog!
I'll be back soon with snippets of our weekend away on our Sea Ray.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~