I know it’s autumn, but the temps have been in the 80’s the last few days. Tomorrow it’s supposed to get in the 90’s. Some plants still think it’s summer, early spring even. A lone liriope flower poked its head out of the pumpkin patch (oh yeah, the liriope got buried early on). In the back yard a marsh marigold is blooming. Day lilies I cut down a month ago have buds.
Pat and I planted three zucchini plants in the front bed when the pumpkin plant was still small, really, really small. I thought we could manage all the vines; after all, how big could they get? As we watched the pumpkin plant take over the yard, we figured the zucchinis were goners. Well guess what we found today? Zucchinis! The plants survived. Pat says that next year we need to manage the vines better. I thought we did OK. Her reply was “if you mean the vines didn’t eat the car and the house.” Next year, I’ll work on better vine management.