Ever spent 3 hours on the phone trying to figure out how the telephone company can be telling you they're going to institute a 40% discount on your business phone bill, which will knock the bill down from $400 to $375 per month? Must be that new math thing. And, man, does my head hurt!
So I took a walk outside during breaks between the thunderstorms to look at my spirea. Do you have any? About 15 years ago, I went to a garden center to buy 20 junipers. The old lady there, after I had loaded the juniper in my Suburban, suddenly came running over with these 2 scraggly plants that were about the size of basketballs, and told me to plant them in the sun so they would put some color near my house.
I cut them back mercilessly every fall. And she was right. The color is great, and they flower more than once per summer.
If you click on this photo to biggify, you'll see the flowers at about life sized. They're tiny, and pretty strong!
Happy Garden Tuesday, everyone! Hope you all get a little of the cooling that my thunderstorms have given me for the past 2 days!