My blog friend Myra, mentioned Every day is a school day, meaning We learn something new every day. I decided to share a few things I learned by accident or research. The above Mexican Petunias (photo from my archives) grow everywhere here, they are beside roads, in yards, medians. For years we had them all along the pool side. They died by drought. No plants, no flowers. Gone.
We got an inch of rain, twice in a week.
While usiing my Milk Jug Watering Spinkler, see bottom left of below collage, to water my wildflower seeds, I spied 3 tiny plants with 3 leaves each, The purple flowers above.
Every day for two weeks, I gave them one good sprinkle. I decide to sprinkle all the plants that have no blooms.
The Miracle of Water! I could have saved them by spinkling.
See below! all the flowers started to bloom. and now there are 22 plants like the one above, no blooms yet but they will soon.
One gallon of water per day, on sprinkle per bush. Wow.
Also, it gives me exercise, instead of sitting I was filling Jugs and sprinkling and walking.
None of these plants had flowers until I started to sprinkle. I found the milk jug works best if I sprinkle and tilt, sprinkle and tilt. Now drought or no, we have flowers.
My wild flower seeds are starting to bloom, coming SOON