This time of year, the very beginning of summer, life slows down a bit. Temperatures have moved up as they usually do in late spring, early summer, but we have been frightfully light on rain. I measured less than half an inch of rain over a three week period and that’s not much.
After scorching temperatures, the heat broke, rain fell and the garden breathed a sigh of relief. Some of the toad lily leaves are a bit scorched around the edges, but it shouldn’t impact their blooming later this summer. One lonely tomato plant has been added to the garden. Hopefully it will provide The Spouse with lots of good tasting fruits (although, legally, here in the US the tomato is considered a vegetable).
There are many things in life I like; I like the sun, I like the rain. I like where I live and I like what I do. I love The Spouse and the fuzzy ferrets too. I love to garden and I like many, many different plants. And there is one family of plants I really like and it’s moss. With its many shades of green it is a pleasure to view. It grows in cracks between pavers, on stones and pots and trees.
Temperatures are heading up! May has been mostly chilly, at times damp and often windy, but the Memorial Day holiday weekend brought with it clear skies and warmer weather. Suddenly color is erupting all over the garden and each day I discover something new.