Sunday, August 16, 2015

Putting Humpty Dumpty together again.

Yesterday we returned from our yearly two week summer vacation to Sanibel Island.  As usual, my family and I had a great time at the beach.  I worried about my unattended garden left behind; this year I did not have a dog sitter at home to take care of the plants, so they were on their own.

 Before I left, I moved all my potted plants to the shade and set up the automatic sprinklers for watering every other day. (I know, I was breaking the law, hopefully no one noticed) I also prayed for lots of rain.
























This is what I found when I returned yesterday, overgrown grass, monster weeds and several plant casualties.  Overall I expected worse, but I was told that Miami had many rainy days over the two weeks I was away. (We were lucky; we only had one rainy day while we were at the west coast of Florida)
























One happy surprise was these white blooming orchids. 

2 comments:

Susan said...

A lot can definitely change in two weeks in our Florida garden. Glad you didn't have too many casualties. The orchid was a nice welcome back.

thegreatwalloflutz.net said...

I can totally relate to coming back from vacation and finding an overgrown,weed filled garden.The price we pay for restful time away.The orchid was a nice welcome back.Love those kind of surprises.