It’s been an interesting week for gardening. We had some very warm, dry, sunny days when it was fun to be outside but the ground got drier each day, with the soil feeling like dust and flowers drying at the edges and expiring earlier than usual. The photos for this post are from May 8, one of those very sunny days. Here’s one of the front porch with a flat of annuals I got at a nearby nursery:
Then mid-week it began to cool down and to rain, which made all of us farmers and gardeners very happy–the plants were even happier, I’m sure. But for my garden party it got quite chilly and windy, so we mostly stayed inside eating and chatting. Only a few brave souls ventured outside for quick tours around the garden. Still, it was a nice party, and I spent the last few days madly working on weeding and path-clearing, so the garden is in great shape!
Now I will leave gardening for a few days to finish up the grading. Grades are due on the 14th for seniors and the 15th for all other students. So, at the end of the day on Wednesday my semester is really over.
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to Mother Earth!