Like so many others, I’m seeing so many earlier-than-usual blooms. The hydrangeas are at least two weeks ahead of schedule. And, the day lilies are budding. They usually don’t come on until July. I’m wondering what August is going to be like if everything is ahead of schedule. I’m glad I’ve planted a lot of marigolds.
My annual garden party and recital is coming up on the 16th and the gardens should be in good shape. The guys came and spread the shredded bark, and that always makes the gardens pop. I removed six caryopteris bushes and that has helped de-clutter three beds. I love caryopteris, but they love my soil and were just too big. They’ve been given new homes. I also removed three David Austin roses, and Rhapsody in Blue. They already had black spot and looked scraggly. It was time to admit they just weren’t ever going to thrive.
But gardening is a lot like writing. There are endless opportunities to revise.
Today was the 5th week I’ve set up at the Fulton Street Farmers Market. The weather was wonderful, I sold out of most of the cookies, and I even sold a hosta.