Stella, Stella, Stella
Why are you unhappy?
Stella, the hibiscus with the glorious flowers, started dropping leaves.
And dropping leaves
I was afraid Stella was saying goodbye, so called the greenhouse from whence she came. The nurse there advised to immediately put the patient in full sun and water daily. So I did.
And now look. She's budding on every branch!
It meant moving her from the partial sunny deck, where I could look out the kitchen/dining room/living room windows upon her beauty, to the sunny donkey area. But, if Stella is reviving, so be it. At least once a day I tell her how lovely she is and all the praise helps her thrive.
In case you missed the post showcasing her beautiful flowers, here's a reminder.
I also tell the yellow daisy-like plants I received from Diane how beautiful they are and they shine with pride.
These cuties are berries from a wild vine and I marvel at how pretty they are every year. Water droplets from a recent rain accentuate their perfection.
Yesterday, Sugar and Spice came out of the barn sniping at each other. Clearly they were ticked off with each other and I made sure I didn't get in the middle of their dispute. Girls!
Usually when they are in the sniping mood, Gabby feels the brunt of their bullying. And I come to her rescue. Cuz she's my girl.