Well, we finally got some real rain on Saturday, with a total of .82" in just under an hour, the storm also packed winds gusting to 21 mph. I went out Sunday to survey the damage, if any, and luckily only found one casualty, pictured below. This used to hold the grapevine basket I made and planted with Amaryllis, but I should still be able to use the base for the same purpose.
The past 2 weekends were spent browsing in antique shops and in the clearance aisles at Target and I found a few items for the garden.
|A Bauer pot found in Prescott; it'll be added to the front porch with the other vintage pots|
|A Sascha Brastoff bowl from the erly 60's found in the house my son bought.|
|A Coca Cola 24 bottle tray I bought in Dewey-Humboldt that will be used to hold seed pots.|
|One of a pair of urns I got @ Target for just $5 each on clearance. These'll be going in the front yard.|
Here are some interesting facts about the sunflower (Helianthus annuus); it didn't get its' name because the flower reminded someone of the sun, but because of their habit of turning their flower to follow the sun. The "flower" of the sunflower isn't a single flower but actually is hundreds of individual flowers in a single head; when the seeds begin to mature, the seed head turns downward to protect the seeds from rain and marauding birds.