Saturday, July 22, 2006

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Gives Zoey bags under her eyes!

After spending three hours last evening in the garden, digging and moving plants, wouldn't you think I would need a full night's rest?
I thought so, too, but I woke up at 2:00 a.m. At 2:45 a.m. I was still awake, so I got up, made coffee, and read blogs for the past 2 hours.

It was quite enjoyable, but now I will be tired all day.
I have a lot of work to do in the gardens today.

I am in one of those periods when everything looks run down and all I want to do is grab a shovel and remove plants! It happens every year at this time.

When you have a LOT of the same plant, they all die at roughly the same time. Everything starts to look like this:

I need to cut down tons of Shasta daisies and remove quite a few orange daylilies.
It's 5:00 a.m. right now. By 6:00 a.m. it will be light enough and I will be out there.

While some plants die, others are born. I did have two morning glories bloom this week. These plants self seeded in my hibiscus plants. They have been doing so for two years now. I just let them climb their way through. I like the purple shades with the orange/red of the hibiscus.


  1. Hi Zoey...Hope you have a great day today!!

  2. Sometimes deadheading is such a chore, yet necessary if you want the garden to stay looking its best. I sympathise with your insomnia - I spend many of those early morning hours awake.

    Beautful colour in that first Morning Glory photo.

  3. Hi Zoey, the morning glory with the light coming through it is beautiful.

    Have a great day maybe you can catch a nap.

  4. Sounds like you better leave the rest of your garden chores for tomorrow.
    The morning glory is amazing. I'm waiting on mine to stop intertwining and to start producing some flowers. One is will hopefully be a fuchsia colored one named Scarlett O'Hara.

  5. I'm not sleeping much either. Too bad you don't live closer. We could wear bug suits and garden by the moon light.

    Lots of things are looking ratty in my garden too. I have tons of daisies and I just lopped all their heads off. In previous years they lasted until late August but this year, lots of things are checking out early.

    The morning glories are a fabulous burst of beauty.

  6. Your morning glories look otherworldly with the light shining through them. I feel like aliens are trying to talk to me.

    (Hmm. Maybe I haven't been getting enough sleep either.)


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