Saturday, August 6, 2016

Previously on "Try Not to Kill the Plants"

It's been about three months since the planting...

Before (May 16, 2016).

The "Madame Galen" Trumpet Vines now (August 5, 2016).  Have to see if I'm supposed to train them to the fence.


Now, hmm... The bright yellow and green leafed Gold Spot Euonymus appear healthy enough but don't seem much larger.  Likewise, the purple leafed "Pipa's Red" Red Chinese Fringe Flower have grown sideways a little, but not up.

UPDATE: The plant lady at Watter's said they look fine and recommended another serving of fertilizer.

Someone Stop Me

Before I buy again...

I only half needed to go to the grocery store, which is across the parking lot from The Purple Cat used book store. The lure is usually irresistible, but I rarely get there before the 5:00 pm closing time.  I alway enter looking only for a paperback copy of The Keep, by F. Paul Wilson.  I always leave without it and, on average, three to five other volumes I didn't know I needed until I saw them.  This time the haul was as follows:

Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941-1945, by Von Hardesty

Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, by Clay Blair, Jr. [UPDATE: Oops, only the 2nd of two volumes...]

The Outline of History, Volume I, by H.G. Wells, which I already had a copy of.

The Outline of History, Volume II, by H.G. Wells, which I did not. Now I own matched set, and a spare copy of Volume I.