Saturday, September 10, 2011

Planting

The plant souk is an area where a strip of nurseries for indoor and outdoor plants can be found.



We go to Orchid Nurseries to buy plants. The guys that work there know us and always make us a deal on our purchases.



Buying plants when it is hot outside is one thing.



But repotting and planting when the temperature is 110 outside is not such a good idea.

I worked from 9 am until noon and had to stop because I literally felt sick. Took a cold shower, ate a little something and then laid down for an hour. It's looking greener out there which makes me happy. Sure hope everything can survive this incessant heat.

Sending prayers and blessings to those in PA and NY affected by flooding and those in TX fighting wildfires. Best wishes to all, Tammy

22 comments:

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Amazing that you still have a souk like a nursery for plants. It will be tough!
Love from Germany in the Eifel mountains,

Mariette

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful oasis that nursery must be. The flowers are beautiful!!
We are in the low 70's today but sunny. Had rain this a.m. as if we need more rain!! By the end of the week we will feel Mother Nature's Autumn as the temps are to be the highs of 55!! Burrrrr!!
Have a Great Weekend!
Marilyn

Cindy said...

It is hard when you want to get out to plant and enjoy the garden and it is so hot. The humidity here was awful, but this year we did get some good evening showers which at least kept the grass green this summer!
Hopefully you'll have some cooler temps soon!
:)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Girl, you've got to be careful in THAT kind of heat! We can't have you being sick. Thank you so much for coming back to answer my questions about 'plant souck'. I love learning new things and this post gives me a perfect idea of it! I understand how seeing the green makes you feel better. Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for your continued prayers. We deeply need them. blessings ~ tanna

Debi Y. said...

Your patio looks lovely. Take care of yourself. :)

It's Just Dottie said...

I love growing things ,too. I live in Texas and this year has made me sad. The heat killed almost everything I planted and because it has not rain since June here .I am very late planting my fall garden.
Strange weather we are having.
Smiles,Dottie

Elaine said...

Your patio looks nice .. We still have lots of summer flowers yet since there has been no frost yet. I imagine there will be ome in the next few weeks. I need to buy some mums and put a pot of them on your Uncle Bob's grave. Hugs Aunt Elaine

Catherine said...

Oh my stars ~ that is hot hot hot! Too hot! I guess I am OK with my cooler temperatures. Your green sure looks fresh and cool though!

Happy Weekend Tammy!
xo Catherine

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Tammy,

Plants always put life into an area. I agree though about the temperatures. I guess the plants over there are acclimated to the high temps.

I realized I haven't been by to see you. So here I am. {giggles} I hope you are having a fun weekend.

Come see me when you have the time,
Steph ♥

Diane said...

I hope that your plants grow and thrive Tammy. And take care of yourself! Diane

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your plants look lovely. :)

Please take care of yourself out there in all that heat. :)

Blessings always

Serena said...

Your morning's efforts certainly have the patio looking beautiful! Sorry to hear the heat made you feel sick though. With spring here now, I'm getting into the gardening mood....I need to get out and rid the lawn of weeds first.

Try to stay cool in that dreadful heat,

Love,
Serena xo

Jan said...

Heat makes me ill, too. Glad you came inside and layed down.....ech.

BUT, the plants look nice. I am assuming that because they are native, they should do ok in that heat. I can't imagine....I'd be a puddle.

I won't tell you that we went for a hike today and it was 53 degrees up on the mountain and I was wearing long pants and a fleece. That would be mean of me to, so I won't. (silly)

Hugs and stay cool.

nanny said...

Your patio looks great....yes that heat is so hard on plants...and You too! Be careful.

koralee said...

Wow...that is hot! I hope all survives my friend..it is so nice to have some green. xoxo Hugs.

Pearlin J said...

all our plants thankfully survived the heat,(watered them three times a day) we will be going to the plant souk too to get more.
Saroyan is knit scarf pattern. here is the link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saroyan.Do you knit Tammi?

Phyllis said...

Hi Tammy,

I don't know how anything survives in those temps. Things here have rebounded after severl storms which brought much needed rain and cooler temperatures.

The voles are back though....

Take care of yourself in the heat!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So cool that you go to a plant souk - that sounds so exotic. Your garden looks wonderful. I bet it is a challenge to garden in such heat XOL

SusanLotus said...

Lovely little terrace/balcony! I hope your plants will survive too. Have a great sunday!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hope this finds you feeling better. Love all of the plants and I hope they cheer you constantly. Here in Texas, the wildfires are a major threat and the lack of rain is worse. Thank you for your prayers. blessings,Kathleen

Rizzi said...

OH TAMMY, IT MUST BE SO HARD TO WORK IN WEATHER LIKE THAT. DO YOU EVER GET COLD WEATHER? I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE AUTUMN, SO THERE IS NO MORE HUMIDITY, AND HOT WEATHER, LISTEN TO ME COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WEATHER AND YOU HAVE 110, OH MY FRIEND I FEEL FOR YOU. YOUR NURSERIES ARE LOVELY. HAVE A GREAT WEEK TAMMY, AND STAY INSIDE
WITH THE AC.........RIZZI

Anonymous said...

The plant souk looks so nice and colorful. We have a plant souk here too, but somehow yours looks better. I am glad to see you came home with some nice color.
Hope you are feeling better after getting so overheated. It is crazy that it is still so hot here. Texas was hot, but this is a totally different level of heat. I know you will stay inside as much as possible.
The porch looks lovely!!

Love,
Renee

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