July 11, 2009

Flower bed

The flower bed is coming along nicely. Nice to know that all those hours toiling in the sun (to beat a phrase to death) are finally paying off!

Mounding Moss Roses are about the only thing I've found to really flourish in our funky dry sandy flower bed, especially this year when we had a late summer that was in the low 80s for a long time and is now in in the triple digits, their only water supply coming from our hose.

More delicate flowers, like my Gerberas, just don't seem to hold up as well.

I even had a pink one regrow from last year. Yay!

In other news, you may or may not have noticed that the weight tracker did not move this week. With the holiday weekend, I went in on Monday and weighed, and that would have moved the tracker - in the wrong direction!

So I waited it out until Friday (normal weigh day) and wound up in the same place I was the week before the holiday eat-fest.

So, while there was loss, there was no net loss. But I'm satisfied. There was no net gain, either.

By the way, if anyone can tell me what this thing is, I'd appreciate it. It just sprung up in the middle of the flower bed and I have no idea what it is or where it came from.


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