I'm not the only one, around here, that is having a hard time believing it's LATE September.......I just snapped this photo of my gladiolas this morning.
Here is one getting ready to bloom too. Because we live in California, our seasons last a little longer, but this is really pushing it.....even for here. LOL!
These gladiolas are from my Mom's house.........I truly think she was a "flower whisperer". After dealing with a horrible renter I decided to sell the house. The only reason these bulbs survived was because they were near a dripping faucet. The sale is pending the buyer selling his other property ( which I am not afraid of him backing out) He has other rental property, but wanted this house as it is in a really desirable area........and his nephew needs to be in that area, where his kids go to school. I have let his nephew rent the place from me so he could get the kids all settled before school started.
So between cleaning up after a filthy renter and getting all this set up I was going there twice a week, all summer, to water the grass and the flowerbeds. THAT is when I had the chance to pull up the glads and bring them home. Most of them were blooming when I transplanted them, so they weathered and died back.................I don't think these three understand that process!
What no art or craftiness this post??? Betsy is in change mode and we are starting to think along the lines of the HO HO holiday, so there is a mish mash of half made things laying all over. I'm just trying to get some ideas, even though Summer is having her (hopefully) last fling with temps up to 100' (F) predicted for today...ugh! Makes looking at snowflakes a cooling idea.....LOL!