I didn't plant anything in this container, yet the growth looked like a flower, so I've been carefully watching it.
Yesterday as I was watering I looked down and was thrilled to see a bloom. It's the "eyeball" plant!
I had grown Spilanthes last year and must have tossed some of its seed heads in this container which I overwinter in the crawl space under the house. It's a very interesting plant, but hard to find in my area so I was very happy to see it pop up here.
I had another discovery this weekend--a dahlia about to open that I don't recognize. I thought I had planted little red pompoms in the container, but this does not look to be a red pompom. I am thinking (hoping) that it's that new bright orange/yellow one I planted with the callas, but got pink instead. Maybe I planted a second one here and forgot.
So I will be anxiously awaiting my deck tour after work to see what it turns out to be.
I did not spend much time outside this weekend. On Sunday I spent about 1/2 hour tidying up the plants. I enjoyed seeing the stripe in this 'Picasso' canna going right up to the bloom. I love how the stripe is replayed in the bloom. Little things like that really make a flower interesting to me. Here's a creepy old stinkbug on the hibiscus. He has interesting stripes, too.
On Sunday I made a double batch of Cheeseburger soup. We had it for dinner and I froze a few meals for later. I just love this soup! (I think the recipe is in my 'Soup Recipe' section on the right side. If you make this, you simply must garnish it with sweet relish, onions and tomatoes as I have. It makes ALL the difference in the world (at least to me. DH won't do the garnish. He has no sense of adventure when it comes to food!)
For the first time in months I used up a whole quart of milk before it went sour! The soup used milk and then I made some pudding parfaits for dessert--just pudding layered with pumpkin bread crumbs.
I served it in these fancy coffee liqueur cups. It's an easy way to make plain old instant pudding seem special.
My weekend went by so fast. I was busy every minute with shopping, cleaning, cooking, sewing, plant maintenance, etc. I wanted to read, but didn't have any time to just sit and do that. I need another day off!
DH, on the other hand, had no problem finding relaxation time each day.
It really is still a man's world!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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