Saturday, September 12, 2009

You know that summer’s coming to an end...

...when one of your favourite container plants that once upon a time looked plush and beautiful...

...now looks like this:


I may be enjoying the warm days and cool nights but it’s obvious that some of my flowers are not. The leaves are drying up and the blooms are starting to dwindle.

Summer’s coming to an end and I don’t like it. Not one bit. Hmpf.

7 comments:

  1. I don't mind the end of summer. It's the coming winter. An early arrival like last year will burn my butt.

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  2. Is this petunia? I remember one time my Mom cut down petunias in the flower box and took it inside to overwinter. Next year, it had unbelievable blooms. People knocked at our door to ask what were those gorgeous flowers on our balcony or just to say how incredibly beautiful they were.

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  3. The evenings are dark so early now, it's hard to find time to be outside. My plants are drying out too, perhaps some rain would help them last a bit longer. I've got to get busy trimming the perennials down this weekend.

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  4. well it is still not looking as bad. i do like the end of summer cause our summer is 110F heat no plant growth. at end of summer all summer bloomers cheer up and we start to look after fall plantings.

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  5. Wiseacre, I wouldn't mind the end of summer either if I knew for sure that the fall season would be pleasant. Sometimes it is. Others times it's cloudy, cold and damp, which makes the winter season that much longer.

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    Hi Tatyana, yes it is a petunia. That's pretty cool that your mother took them indoors for the winter. I’ve never done that with petunias but I have done it with impatiens and they seem to do fine indoors (provided you meet their needs).

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    Hi Crafty Gardener, the days really are getting shorter. It’s actually quite sad. Before you know it, it’ll start getting dark around 4:00!

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    Muhammad khabbab, I think I would definitely look forward to the end of summer if the temperature was 110F regularly with no plant growth! I don’t like very hot weather any more than I like the extreme cold.

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  6. My petunias are looking a bit sad and bedraggled, too, Martha. But I'm hoping that all those little seedpods I see will result in more petunias next year! At least, you have all those wonderful indoor plants to sustain you through the long winter. :-)

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  7. Beth, it's sad to see some beautiful plants dying as the summer ends. But at least I enjoyed them for awhile. Next year I'll be able to start the garden much earlier and enjoy it for a longer period.

    Thank goodness for houseplants in the meantime.

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