Saturday, August 22, 2009

Nothing grows in our garden

It is becoming apparent that I take the same touch of death that I have practised on house plants into the garden. It is very disheartening for a newbie gardener to find, to misquote Polly Garter from Under Milk Wood, "Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And weeds."

This is my one truly successful zinnia. The others were eaten or developed a strange leaf disease or simply fell over and died of desperation. I don't know what this is but, bless it, it grows every year. It must have weed genes.


CherryPie said...

Well it is beautiful :-)

NitWit1 said...

We have a similar flower around here that is both a wildflower and a domesticated one. I've forgotten the name.

But photos are great.

I can grow most anything in my indoor window box; however, ants love to inhabit the pots. That is not acceptable. I now have NO indoor plants.

Leslie: said...

What a ZENZATIONAL ZINNIA! Be proud of it and forget the rest!

Bengbeng said...

this expression of yours ->or simply fell over and died of desperation. -> makes me double over in laughter hahahahhaha

Rose said...

Well, it's a gorgeous zinnia, Liz, so I'm sure the other ones that didn't grow were bad seeds anyway. The yellow flowers look like either black-eyed Susans or sneezeweed, both of which are sometimes wildflowers here in the U.S.

I won't comment on each and every post I've missed in the last week, though I've read them all...but I do want to add I would vote for George for the poster any day (Clooney, that is). And your George--oh my, you mean they don't grow out of the chewing stage by two?? Sophie has started on the grandkids' toys down in the basement; I may have to start hanging everything from the ceiling instead:)

Kippers Dickie said...

Hellinium....You're lucky, they don't survive the winter in my patch of garden.

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