It’s been a good year for the plants. We had a decent amount of snow this winter and plenty of rain this Spring. Almost everything is green and looking healthy.
But that also means a lot of weeding!
And there are lots of mushrooms in the garden, too. Look at the size of this one I found the other day!This morning I woke up around 3 and couldn’t get back to sleep. I heard some coyotes sing a little later, and around 4 I heard the first sleepy-sounding robin calling. I was up and having coffee at 5:15, and in the garden weeding and doing other chores by 5:30. It was cool and fragrant then. I saw the sun come up orange. I worked until 8:45 or so. I tied up some tall yellow yarrow that had flopped over, and cut a clump of them from the edge, and planted it in place of an iris in the square garden. Pulled weeds, moved a shrub from a place too small for it, watered another recently-planted shrub, stuff like that. Nothing too major. Tomorrow morning I plan to carry barnyard compost to a few places that could use a little more soil or better soil.
The daylilies are sending up scapes:Echinacea are all budded:I enjoyed chatting with a pretty potato bug. In my hand it curled up all its feet and pretended to be dead for awhile. Back on the potato plant it came back to life. We don’t have many potato bugs so we don’t bother killing them. They don’t make much of an impact on the potato plants. I am not so kind to Japanese Beetles when I find them on my roses, but so far I have not seen any.