Summer has now settled in for the long haul. It will be October before we see a let up of the heat now. Unless something strange happens weather-wise.
I moved this white cone flower over here to the pot adjacent to the pot with the salmon orange cone flower. They're the only ones I have this year, that came back after winter.
It's already grown taller and looks much better. It obviously needed more sun.
That's what's so great about container gardens. You can move them around to get the best location.
When I went down to pay my rent the other day, I told the interim manager about the tree roots growing underneath my apartment. She said she'd tell her supervisor. We'll see.
Here's the tree pushing the fence segment into the strange guy's yard. It is a thick tree with lots of trunks. This is what it's doing...
Not a big problem. Just broken concrete. Until it gets to my apartment. Now look...
See the trunks growing underneath? It's that way all along the back. Little branches are pushing the wood away from the wall.
I've been cutting them out, but I've kind of given up. I want them to see it if they ever send someone down.
I imagine there's mold behind this. The dogs have been coughing and choking ever since I moved in here April 2014. I've taken them to the vet. They just give me medicine. But this is a non-stop problem.
I imagine it looks like this all along the back wall from former termite damage. When I had one of their pest control guys look at it last fall, he just said: "I can spray if you want. I don't know if this is current or old."
I don't like chemicals, so I told him no, just to hold off. It's been like this for quite some time I imagine, long before I moved in. I don't own it.
I told him it was ruined, the wood. He said they'd never fix cosmetic damage.
Well, if this continues with the tree trunks, I imagine it will eventually come through the floor. Then they're probably looking at taking some of the apartment out and jack hammering.
Like I said, I don't own it. I can't do anything. Seems a real shame to let this happen.
I leave you with something prettier to see. The blooms from my hostas.
And my pretty Ms. Sun. Isn't she lovely? Smiles rain or shine. Hard not to smile back.
Have a great Sunday.