Changed Plans

“Changed Plans”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Early morning rain stopped any garden work today.  It started raining about 6 a.m.  It has been rather dry lately, so the .22 inches of rain was welcomed.  This is my last weekend to work in the garden before going back to work on Monday.  The rain changed those plans.  It is so hard to find the time to garden when you work Monday through Friday as many of you know.  That is why I was looking to get a few things finished today and tomorrow, but even more rain is predicted for Sunday.

Even though my garden plans were stopped, the plants do need watering especially if I won’t be able to water as extensively any more since I won’t be home in the day time.  One plant that appreciated today’s morning shower was the blue butterfly bush.  It has thrived on our recent high temperatures, in fact it is one of the few plants that is blooming right now.


Blue Butterfly Bush (redu)


This is the third year it has been in my garden, and this year it has really grown.  It dies back to the ground in winter, but must be big enough now that it comes back early and strong.  It has done very well, and I am sure next year will be even better.  I certainly enjoy seeing those little blue “butterflies”.



  1. donna said,

    August 9, 2009 at 5:55 am

    What a lovely shade of blue!

  2. Garden Mary said,

    August 9, 2009 at 9:39 am

    What a cute flower. I’ve never seen this before.

  3. Sandy said,

    August 9, 2009 at 9:47 am

    You always have such interesting and unusal plants. I wish the nurseries aournd me carried more plants like this.

  4. Tessa said,

    August 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Perfect blue! I have to look into this one. I love blue in my garden 🙂

  5. elephant's eye said,

    August 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Looks like my “blue cat’s whiskers”. Also called Oxford and Cambridge?

  6. Sweet Bay said,

    August 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I love Blue Butterfly Bush. If I ever get it, it’s certainly be one I’d try to overwinter inside — it’d be worth it!

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