Friday, July 31, 2009

New blooms

The squash and cucumbers I planted several weeks ago in the perennial bed are blooming. I hope to have a late crop of both. I wish I had taken cuttings of my tomatoes like I had planned. I just got lazy.

The first brugmansia has cracked. Shouldn't be long now. I think this one is yellow, maybe white, possibly orange. :)

Yesterday was a miserable day. It was in the mid 80s with upper 80% humidity. It never did rain. 50-60% chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms again tonight. It's 73 and mostly sunny. Humidity is already above 90%.

Sam, my former boss from 5 years ago, called this morning. He needs help with a project. I agreed. There are still some things I can do that they cannot. It shouldn't be more than a few hours of work in Photoshop/Illustrator. It's like I didn't have enough to do already.

Parents came up last night. My dad was looking at a new lawnmower at the store. After seeing the prices, he decided to see if he could get his repaired instead. They brought me a new toy. It's a leaf blower/vac. They couldn't find the bag, but I can rig something up. It'll come in handy this fall when I have all those leaves from the remaining trees in the yard. Time to make my own leaf mulch since the landfill is still not giving it away.


Kris said...

Hey Tom, check out one of my earlier blog posts to see what I did to make a nice bag for my leaf blower/vac.

Also search in the Soil/Compost forum for ("kiddo_1" "bedsheet") and you'll get info on what I did to make it...

Anonymous said...

Tom - perhaps your brugmansia is a cream? I've heard brugmansia has a lovely exotic scent; do you know if all of the varieties smell the same or if some a stronger or different? Does the flower have to open or can you tell yet if you like yours? Can hardly wait for more pictures - it's going to be gorgeous!
- Daisy