Note to self: next time, invest in the sparkly, bright red manicure after the yard work is done! A few hours in the yard were worth a few chips in the polish, though. Besides yanking weeds, I planted sunflower seeds and some more morning glory seeds, in blue and in purple.
Some of the blue morning glory seeds I planted not long ago have already started vining and seeking something to wind around, so I twist-tied the longest vine to the porch railing. I checked it this morning, and it caught on like a pro, whipping a few times around the railing already. I actually smiled and clapped, luckily not in the line of sight of any neighbors who would wonder what on earth I was clapping about as I peered at my porch railing in the early morning.
I absolutely love plants. Every new leaf, every burst of growth, is so beautiful. And when these vines sport their first flowers? Forget it. I’m sending out birth announcements and cigars.