A Nothing Sunday

“A Nothing Sunday”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


We had some more rain today, so there was no working in the garden.  Combined with the rain from last night, we had 1.32 inches of rain.  We really didn’t need today’s rain, but it did cool things off a bit.


I did get out in the late afternoon just to walk around.  The mosquitoes were out but not too bad considering all the rain we have had lately.  The irises I planted yesterday looked like they made it through the rain okay.  I did trim back some cannas and the white lantana.  None of the lantana I have in the garden is blooming very well right now.  I think it must be because we have had so much rain lately.  I find that lantana really blooms well only when it is on the dry side which is why I try not to water them too much, but I can’t help the rain.


Well, maybe tomorrow when I get home from work, I’ll be able to do a little weeding.  I want to make sure none of the weeds go to seed.  I have to really watch the chamber bitters weeds.  They look like little mimosa trees, but on the back of the leaves are numerous seeds.  I never had these until Hurrican Katrina blew through, but since then they are all over the place.  They are not too bad in the garden beds, but they are all over the lawn now.  Mowing keeps them in check, but once we stop mowing for the fall, they can continue to grow, so everytime I see one, I pull it.


So, today nothing much got done as far as gardening, but maybe this was nature’s way of telling me to take it easy and rest up for next weekend.



  1. tina said,

    September 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah for the rain. Still nary a drop here in Middle Tennessee. It is getting pretty dire, however it has cooled off. A good thing always. Sorry about your weed. Do you suppose Katrina carried it in?

  2. Jan said,

    September 22, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Well, Tina, either Katrina carried it in or when the debris was picked up and the ground was scraped, the weed’s seeds were exposed. I know everyone says that they now have weeds they have never seen before Katrina came through.

  3. Alexandra said,

    September 22, 2008 at 6:36 am

    I hope you have a splendid week!! 🙂

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