Sunday, March 08, 2009

Daylight savings time, a gardener’s friend.

Daylight savings time gives me more time in the garden, is great coming home after work, changing into my garden clothes and getting lost in the garden for a couple of hours. After a stressful day at work there is no better way to unwind.

This weekend I worked on my flowerbeds, and yes that is a beach umbrella in back garden. My taca plant is doing poorly getting too much sun; this is a temporary solution until my plumeria tree grows its leaves back and is able to shade this area of the garden.

In this bed I have four different begonias, one of my taca plant, a plumbago bush and a new ruby fringeflower. I never seen a fringeflower bush before but it looked great at nursery and I had to have it.

6 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

DST is definitely a gardener's friend, Rusty, although this gardener won't be getting out to do anything anytime soon. We celebrate the arrival of DST by having a few more inches of snow...

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....it is good to have the longer days...extra time to work in the garden, to relieve the days stresses......

I love looking at your exotics....plants that I will never be able to grow here in the garden.....

Have fun Rusty.....

RainGardener said...

Hi Rusty, the umbrella should work. ;-) Love the flowers you have shown down the right side. Your garden is wonderful.

marmee said...

it is nice to have the extra daylight now, and to be able to work off any stress. the garden is a great place to do it.

keewee said...

Rusty, sometimes we see a plant we just have to have, no matter what.

Frances said...

Hi Rusty, so glad the new time gives you more garden working hours. I am impressed by the size of your plumeria tree, it must be fantastic in bloom!
Frances