One of Those Days

“One of Those Days”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Ever have one of those days?  Well, I have had one today.  Where shall I begin?  We have been having gorgeous weather lately, cool temps, low humidity, but it has been over three weeks since we have had any rain, and it is showing.  I have been watering, but with a cool front coming through today, I thought some rain would fall on the garden.  While I was at work, it poured over an inch, but at home – .005.  So, I guess it is back to hauling hoses when I get home from work.


Next, while getting a small step ladder out to be able to hang an autumn wreath on the front door, I came across a white plastic bag hanging on the wall.  I pushed it aside, and, when I did, I felt something that could only be bulbs.  Puzzled, I took it down, looked inside, and could not believe my eyes.  It was a sack of purple gladiolus bulbs I had bought in the spring.  I had looked high and low for those bulbs for weeks and finally had decided I had not really bought them that I must have just thought I had bought purple gladiolus bulbs.  I have a feeling I know who put the sack on that nail, and it wasn’t me.  Dear hubby is known for picking up things and not telling anyone he has done so.


In the grand scheme of things, I know that my little gardening annoyances are not that catastrophic, but I guess it was just one of those days.


I’ll leave you with a photo of a sweet flower – Mutabilis or Butterfly Rose – that did make me smile today when I saw it.




  1. fairegarden said,

    October 8, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Hi Jan, that is pretty funny, hubby did a good deed picking up after you and you couldn’t take your eyes off the soil to look for the bulbs! We have rain around us but none on our little piece of earth many times, it’s like we have an invisible umbrella over us. I think you can still plant those glads unless they are mushy, then they can still be useful in the compost anyway. I love the mutabalis rose, they grew so well in our Texas garden, many colors on one plant, that is a cheering sight for sure.


  2. Jan said,

    October 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    The glads look okay, Frances, so I probably will plant them, nothing to lose at least. No rain last night, so the sprinklers are on in the garden right now. You are right about how pretty mutablis is with the different colors showing at one time. Those little flowers can lift the spirits.

  3. Brenda Kula said,

    October 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Mine brought home the biggest gold mum from work yesterday. A woman was selling them to make money for her child’s school. It is so full and lush I’ll probably have to repot it immediately. The nicest of surprises, aren’t they?

  4. Jan said,

    October 9, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Wasn’t that sweet of him, Brenda. I love mums at this time of year. Even though we don’t have any really cool weather now, whenever I see the large displays of mums, it always puts me in a fall mood.

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