May has whizzed on by. While we were being all busy the garden was madly blooming away. Our neighbors were dropping by to trade a rose from their garden for a peony from ours, vases were filled with the strong scents of spring. The days were rainy and sunny simultaneously. And then whoosh, away went the peonies and the lilac and all the lovely iris and in came the weeds and the aphids and the deadly blackspot and the 88 degree days. Hold on Spring, give us a moment to catch up here.
Monday we had a whole day of nothing but time. Time to weed and mulch and go to a garden center and buy vegetables and herbs and a few new perennials.
The peach tree bed, recently known as the dead peach tree bed is renewed. The dead wood is gone and planted alongside the lavender and iris and roses are tomatoes and peppers and eggplant. Now we cross our fingers and wait and water.
Tuesday while I was working GG whipped the lawn into shape, edged the beds and planted the herbs.
Even as I am writing this new weeds are poking up through the mulch and the grass is growing.
But when I walked outside at 7:00 am this morning the garden was more than ready for her close up.
So I obliged. She's also available for autographs if you want to come by.