We finally got some rain yesterday. I know other parts of the Country are suffering from too much rain, but we have been in a drought. The grass was mostly brown and when someone in the area mowed their grass all you saw was dirt flying around.
The gardens, however, are green thanks to daily watering. The perennials seem to have survived the wicked winter including the Hosta, Siberian Iris, Catmint, Clematis, Bachelor Buttons, and Cranesbill Geranium.
The Heirloom Tomatoes, high bush blueberries, raspberries and Concord grapes are growing and have blossoms set on.
We’re suppose to have a couple of days of rain this week, and that’s okay because a break from weeding never really hurt a gardener who already has a sore back. Everything will certainly enjoy a delivery of moisture from Mother Nature including Solomon Seal, Hosta, Astilbe, Heuchera, Dwarf Korean Lilacs, and Bearded Iris.
It was a long winter, but it sure fades as you are surrounded by wonderful color everywhere you look either here in the yard or on other blog posts.
I know many of you are Tulip lovers, and a fellow Amsterdam traveler sent us a link to a ten-minute video on how they harvest bulbs in the Netherlands. Fascinating, if you have a few minutes to watch with a second cup of coffee.
Happy gardening and may the weather even out across the States. 🙂