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June Johnson/Wi's Blog – September 2013 Archive (2)

Blessed

Here in NW corner of Wisconsin we have been blessed with great weather since late snow in spring and slow to start summer.  We still have had no frost; usual first frost is end of August or early September.  I covered annuals 2 nights but no frost.  By now I usually have dismantled all the annuals from pots and clipped most of perennials.  Both are still blooming!  A few have kind of "petered" out but most still beautiful.  Grass is still green and DH is still mowing weekly.  Guess Mother…

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Added by June Johnson/Wi on September 19, 2013 at 7:26pm — 4 Comments

What to do with old shoes and more

Below is a pic of my deceased son's shoes.  I kept telling him that he should get new shoes; his reply, "Mom, there just broke in."  When he died I told his wife I wanted those old shoes; after 11 years of planting in them they look a lot worse than when he last wore them.  I've tried a variety of annuals in them but these hens and chicks work the best; I think I can just winter them right in the shoes outside.…

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Added by June Johnson/Wi on September 7, 2013 at 8:29pm — 10 Comments

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