Never let it be said that a little wind (40mph) or heat (82) or ailment (allergies) deterred Mrs. Maurer from her duties in the garden! What a weekend!
I visited Lowes on Saturday and brought home six perennials, a few petunias, a spruce tree and six tomato plants. I’m saving the tomato plants for one more week because I’m just such a cautious gardener and don’t want to tempt a late freeze. I did, however, manage to get the rest into the ground. I was especially proud of the five-gallon flowering almond for only $5. Gotta love clearance!
Gary raced through the mowing in record time. Of course the little mower wouldn’t start so I did some of the edging with the trimmer. There are just a few small areas where the riding mower can’t navigate. I plan to change and/or eliminate some of those.
New blossoms every day. There was a pretty yellow Dutch iris yesterday, but the wind tore it up before I could take a photo. I even contemplated cutting it and taking it into the house since it appears to be the only yellow. Wind was faster than my decision making process! Azaleas are finally blooming. Maybe they will stopping whipping around in the wind soon.
All the critters are now out and about. I hope that means we will be frost-free!
The squirrel is all over the yard, trying out the new bird feeders and seeing how much trouble she can cause.
I think, THINK, I have outwitted the raccoons by tangling one of the bird feeders on a longer wire so they can’t reach it. We shall see. They still have another they can reach by climbing, and one they can reach by standing on their little hind legs.
The Kingfisher has returned for another visit, so I guess she might be nesting somewhere nearby.
The wren is busy with her nest and a second pair of bluebirds has made their appearance. Late, but welcome.
I think I will go back to school today and see if I can accomplish something there.
Have a remarkable day!