Can you believe August ends today? I think the month went by fast, but I do love autumn so I am looking forward to it. Today I toiled in the garden. I weeded, dead headed, planted some pansy’s and pansy seeds in germination trays. The tomato plants are just about over with, but the jalapeño’s, pimento and banana pepper’s are still holding on.
There is quite a bit of flowering going on so I decided to share it with you.
This was the first year of having Thai Giant Elephant Ear. I have other elephant ear plants, but not this large. I have two plants. One each in a very large pot. The one near to the street has grown the largest I think because of the amount of light it receives. It shares the pot with variegated spider plants. Once the first frost appears I will have to remove the bulb and place it in a container in the greenhouse. I need to remove the soil from the pot so it does not freeze, contract and expand. It will crack the pot otherwise.
One of the surprises I had with this plant is that it flowers! My other varieties have never done this so I was not expecting it. The flowers don’t last too long, but they are quite interesting. Both the Thai Giant Elephant Ear and Spider plant are heavy drinkers so I water them every day. Apparently they are both very happy.
I had many bees and butterflies all around me today while in the garden. Oh and gnats, can’t forget those things. Why do they always fly into my ears? I mean, really! I hope everyone had a nice August… here comes September!