There will no spring 2019. Truly. Snow flurries up north tonight and mid 30’s here tomorrow night. Heck, we’re still having to turn the heat on periodically.
There are no containers and hanging baskets full of annuals providing pops of color in the garden. We haven’t enjoyed sitting outside listening to the birds while we grill. I haven’t spent all of my mornings out puttering. Nope – too cold, too windy, too rainy.
The asparagus has been planted, the raspberries and Knock Out Roses have been pruned, but the blueberries and blackberries are still on the to-do-list. There are a lot of dead plants to be removed, but I’m waiting to make sure they don’t make a last-ditch effort to survive, and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this many spring weeds waiting to be dug up.
Have you checked annuals at your local greenhouse? A four-inch pot of Proven Winners is $8.95. I about passed out. I’ve started a couple of containers, but I’m using some perennials like tiny boxwoods and bright red coral bells as a base structure and will add some annuals to that.
In an effort to not complain about the weather all the time, I read four books – two from C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, a J. D. Robb, and a Linda Fairstein. Now, I’m reading Jonathan Kellerman, and I’m grateful every day for my local library. 📚
I hope all mothers had a nice day yesterday. We were invited to brunch, and it’s always a plus when a daughter and son-in-law are both gourmet cooks because it results in a meal that is worthy of dining in a top restaurant.
My daughter had an interesting plant that I’d never seen before – French Butterfly Lavender. Lovely little thing.
This week, I’ll still be trying to work outside before and after appointments and in between the rain. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that we are in the middle of May, and there are still daffodils that haven’t bloomed, and the lilacs are stuck in bud mode.
Here’s wishing each and every one of you a great week and some nice warm sunshine. And, next week, I hope I can tell you we sold out of the 1,000+ plants we have available for next Sunday’s MG plant sale. At least, I haven’t lost my sense of humor, right? 😎