Well, everybody, we made it! The end of the semester is in sight! Whoop! It's astounding for me to think that Thanksgiving is next week which means finals are around the corner. Somehow I am terrified and confident about my finals at the same time. Well, no matter what happens I can move into my next semester remembering all the fun I've had on the Howdy Farm in this past couple of months!
This past week on the Howdy Farm was super exciting for me! I showed up Wednesday morning like always. However this time there was a large group of people standing near my butterfly/rain garden area. I walked over to admire the beautiful flowers that have bloomed this week and soon began talking with the group of people there. They were interested in what I was doing and learning more about the Howdy Farm, so I started to tell them about my self and everything we do on the farm. I ended up giving them a whole tour of the farm from one end to the other and even into the Garden Science Lab gardens. It turns out the group of people I had been with for the past 45 minutes worked for the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.
Not only did these nice people work for TNLA but they were the board of directors and the President/CEO of the company! I had so much fun giving this group a tour that 15 minutes later when another crowd showed up for a visit, I hopped in a gave the whole tour over again! I just have so much fun teaching people and learning more myself as I go.
In other news, my little garden area just looks more beautiful all the time! When I showed up to work this week, more flowers had bloomed, and these plants continue to grow much larger than I imagined they might.
Here you can see my borage has bloomed! These beautiful little flowers are almost mesmerizing when you look at them. They have a unique color and shape, and I am so excited they are blooming before it gets too cold.
So just as I predicted on my last blog, I have more cosmos beginning to bloom. However, I was surprised by the change in color. I am so happy they bloomed in this shade of pink. Before these start to die back, I'll be cutting a bouquet of these flowers since they're my mothers favorite color.
I was delighted to see that despite unusual weather around us my black-eyed Susans are looking much better now. On top of that, I also have two more blooms. Yay more flowers!
Lastly, I am thrilled to report about my sunflowers. While at least one was already shoulder hight, all of the sunflowers have buds ready to bloom at any day now. The smallest sunflower plant has already flowered as you can see above. I call him the runt of the litter, but he's growing strong! I hope they will all bloom before it gets too cold!
Well, folks, that's about all I've got in me for this blog. May we all stay healthy for the rest of the semester. Good luck on finals and Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!