Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm Short, But I'm Here

With the heat and drought this year, I had given up on the Purple Majesty Millet making any heads.  I had weak looking leaves at best hiding in the somewhat crisped zinnias.

Then, we got .60" of rain a week ago and the millet sprouted heads.


  1. I grew some millet last year! Way cool.

  2. Good old rain will do the trick, but a good part of the states have been so dry this year that many people have lost so much. It has been heart breaking for sure.
    Love your Purple Fountain Grass and the Millet has always fascinated me. The way it puts out these huge heads of seeds. Very cool. So glad you did get the needed rain.

  3. Glad it finally happened. A nice surprise, I'm sure:)

  4. It's amazing how well plants will respond to some rain.

  5. I have tried growing that twice now. .neither try was successful. .so good for you!! The birds will love it!

  6. I have yet to try milliet...I love the seed heads. Yes, everything is nice and crispy down here in Georgia. I have had to water my pots twice a day.

    With All That I Am
    The Handmade Homemaker


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