A new season! Warm nights, hotter days, crazy thunderstorms that stir up as soon as I get a half mile away from the house with the dogs, lightening bugs and amazing sunsets. Summer is the season for beautiful flowers!
Every year I ambitiously plant three pots of flowers on my deck and wish them good luck. They need it! I am not known for my amazing deck plants come August! I start out strong, watering them faithfully and dead-heading those blooms past their peak. By mid-July my faithful watering slows down….it’s hot and I don’t feel like carrying the pitchers of water back and forth, day in and day out! Our deck has sun all day long and those poor plants struggle as they bake in the sun.
By August they are no longer sprouting new blooms and it is no surprise! You need sufficient water to bloom, to grow…to flourish! I don’t know why I do this every year….but I do….when I see that the plants are starting to die, I water them even less! What’s the use, after all?
By summer’s end I throw away the shriveled up plants….it’s so sad! I never start out the summer planning on doing this. I see other people’s beautiful planters and am jealous. How do they do it?(of course I know full well how they achieve that, they water their plants faithfully!)
My intentions in the spring are for prolific flowering pots….but intentions are not good enough; you need follow through.
Our spiritual lives run parallel to my potted plants.