Six on Saturday – 17 Jul, 2021

Summer is in full swing! Sort of. The weather’s actually cooling down, clouding over more each day. Fog rolls in most evenings, and there’s almost no breeze. Most of the plants are loving it, but they’re holding on to moisture in the roots at a pace that worries me. It’s felt like a touch-and-go week for the plants, but now that I’m looking back… they seem remarkably happy.

The touchy tomato plant has put out its first ready-to-eat cherry tomato. I guess that finally decided what kind of tomato plant it was! It seem then that none of the Roma tomatoes have made it. This one is fading quickly with whatever it caught during my vacation, so I’m not sure the rest of the green tomatoes will survive here either. I still haven’t had much luck growing tomatoes no matter what I’ve tried, but I get better each year. Maybe next year will finally be the successful one!

While the tomatoes are having a tough time, the succulents are flourishing. This particular cutting is a species I don’t remember the name of… but it’s grown a leaf or three each year that I’ve had it. No upward or outward growth, just a few leaves that fade after a while. They’re strange and thick, bright green leaves that grow invariably from the very top of the short cactus. I don’t know what they mean, but they’re a happy sight all the same. I guess this marks the official start of summer for the plants?

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The Quiet of the High Desert Mindful Foliage

Flowers are blooming throughout most of the quicker growing green plants. The wildflowers are doubling their blossoms every few days, with maybe thirty or forty heads open right now. They’ve grown so long-legged that they’re competing with the cacti for the sunniest spot. The cornflowers carry a heavy enough scent to be smelled outside, and the rest of the flowers bring a bright mix of colors. Blue, white, orange, pink, purple, yellow. It’s gorgeous. This particular blossom is my favorite for its boldness. It snuck along the ground for while before it sprang up to hang off a cactus. Such a supportive pair!

The thyme, though, won’t stop blossoming. I’ll have to prune it again – though last time I took out about one third of the whole plant. It’s so sturdy!

The indoor plants are turning up happy faces too! The polka dot plant has a few more babies popping up, a few in its own pot. When they’re sprouts, they almost look like low-resolution versions of the parent plant. Each leaf gets one color, and instead of mixing they keep their colors alternating. Two green leaves plus two white leaves equals two mottled green-and-white leaves.

Even the spiralis is stretching its legs, despite the pot being so small. If it gave it some more space, I’d imagine it’ll take over the whole room!

If you’ve got a garden you want to show off, don’t hesitate to write your own Six on Saturday post! They’re easy to make and I’d certainly enjoy taking a look at more gardens. If you want to learn how they work, check out where it all started!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a pleasant time checking out the plants. If you’re in the mood for more nature, please stay in touch!


One thought on “Six on Saturday – 17 Jul, 2021

  1. You’ve reminded me I need to do a bit of thyme pruning. Mind you I have an ants nest in the middle of one of them and I’m not keen to disturb them all.

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