My deck garden seems to be recovering from the soapfest a couple weeks ago. I noticed aphids on my hot pepper plants and read around and found that a little ivory soap and water sprayed on the leaves would be good. I added a little neem oil to the mix, too, but I think I put too much soap in the bottle. Many of the leaves got spotty and brown. I was afraid I would lose everything! But it seems to be coming back OK. Here are some pictures from last week (6/7)
It all looks even better today. I think the soap scare is over. Even the okra has some more leaves on it and I thought it was completely lost before I even sprayed soap on everything else.
I was going to type more, but nobody’s reading this anyway, so I’m off to the Red Cross. Blood supplies are low and it’s been a very long time since I donated blood.
Share your love and shine your light!
The following are the lyrics to “A Song of Peace.” The first 2 stanzas were written by Lloyd Stone, the last verse was written by Harry Pickens and Glenda Hodges-Cook. This song chokes me up every time.
This is my song, O God of all the nations ~ A song of peace for Lands afar and mine; ~ This is my home the country where my heart is ~ Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine. ~ But other hearts in other lands are beating ~ With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean ~ And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine; ~ But other lands have sunlight, too, and clover ~ And skies are everywhere as blue as mine. ~ O hear my song, thou God of all the nations ~ A song of peace for their land and for mine.
This is our song one family, one creation ~ Of every color, culture, faith and name; ~ A single heart through all the earth is beating ~ A pulse of love to light compassion’s flame. ~ This is our day to rise as one, together ~ On wings of hope with peace our only aim.
I couldn’t say it better or more eloquently. Share your love and shine your light.