Spring has been unusually hot and dry here, starting from way back in March. I’m not one of those crazy gardeners that water the plants regardless of the weather, but I’ve been watering the garden and it’s not even Memorial Day yet. This weekend was hot and windy…this iris bloomed today only to become part of the frazzled landscape before the day was done. Not exactly great weather for transplanting, but when you meet an unsuspecting someone looking for hosta and rhubarb plants and your own plants are overgrowing their allotment, it is time to dig plants! I was very excited to make some room for a couple of roses that don’t exactly thrive when the nearby plants are always looking for ways to encroach on them. I dug violas, tulips, and garlic around the roses. Would you believe that I have a hard time even composting the excess violas? My mind must be frazzled.
The rose didn’t look so great when it was unearthed.
There is another type of rose in the same garden. It self seeds everywhere! The unsuspecting plant lady got one of them, and these violas lost the support that it provided.
I love garlic, but I may finally have too much of it! I couldn’t throw out the excess dug out from the frazzled rose bush, but I wasn’t motivated to transplant it either. It got thrown in a plastic bag with wet rags so that George can save it if he wants.
This Swiss chard that survived from last year is growing well, but looks frazzled because it wants to bolt in this hot weather. I declare the whole darn place frazzled.
The wind brought along rain (3/4″) for us. Did you get any?
No rain here. There were a few raindrops to tease us, but not enough to drive us inside.
We are dry too, not that dry, but we never had any water in the pasture, which is unusual, although nice and the edges of lawn along the driveway are starting to brown, which is excellent since then I don’t’ have to mow that. So far my sad weedy gardens are fine but if this keeps up they’ll be looking frazzled too… right now I think it’s just me who looks frazzled, but that’s a different matter altogether….