6.25.2013

The Coreopsis is Back to Life!

Ummm, the coreopsis have returned from the dead. Astonishing. The original one I split from was looking like this a couple of weeks ago



And now it looks like this


And the one that I transplanted after splitting that looked full on DEAD?



It is rising from the dead!


It's a miracle! Who knows if it will full on come back to life, but the fact that there are 3 flowers on it is pretty exciting.

Want to know what else is exciting? Shasta daisies that are nearly 4 ft tall


Not exciting? The arbor vitae was looking like it was on its way out a few weeks ago


I think it has full on left the station


My dad and step mom were over the other day and she said if we could find the receipt we should try to return it because it was guaranteed for a year at the nursery we got it from.

The nice thing though is that really besides the arbor vitae, the rest of the front yard is looking pretty damn beautiful in all the summer sun




Our veggie gardens in the back are slowly coming along as well. Veggie garden 2.0 isn't really doing great


The peas have died, the beans look like they might, and only one bell pepper and watermelon have survived. Oh well. It's not like I have time to tend to the plants very much at the moment anyway.

The other veggie garden?


It's growing - we have tomatoes!



And we might have some squash soon as well


And lastly, the dwarf meyer lemon and orange we planted last September...


They're pretty happy


We even have some little lemons


Yay for summer and lots of growing :) I can't wait to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of our labor :)

7 comments:

Mayfair Mistress said...

In case you can't find the receipt, you could always buy a new one, and return the old one a few weeks later using the new receipt . . . Since I don't comment often, I'll also say congratulations!

Deb said...

Looks great!

meryl rose said...

Thanks Deb! And that is a FABULOUS idea Mayfair Mistress. I may have to do that if I can't find the receipt, which I probably won't be able to... :)

Jessica said...

Looks great! Transplanting is hard on plants, and a lot of times they go dormant after splitting. Maybe that's what your coreopsis did. I never expect a split plant to bloom in the season I split it, but I've been pleasantly surprised before.

meryl rose said...

For some reason I just figured it would be happy and blooming the second it got a new home. Good to know when I try again some time, thanks!

Heather said...

Hooray for your zombie coreopsis! And I envy you your ability to grow citrus so, so much.

meryl rose said...

I just can't wait till they're fruiting, lemonade for everyone! :)