Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Here Comes the Rain Again....
The sun keeps trying. The clouds are winning. I didn't get much painting done yesterday. The wood trim is too wet. I'll try again next week.
Out in the garden, the squash are going nuts.
San Marzano tomatoes
Nicotiana, purple. This was supposed to be highly fragrant. Perhaps my nose is broken?
The daylilies are pushing up through the mulch and soil I piled on the in December.
Red coreopsis is falling over under the weight of the rain.
Larkspur "earl gray" is too.
And the rudbeckia.
Today, I'm going to turn my attention to the bed beside the basement door. It was my plan to have datura growing here. I'll transplant some seedlings that sprouted in the white bed from all the seeds I tossed out earlier this year. There are LOTS to choose from. I haven't decided if I will leave the nasturtiums. The four o'clocks will be staying, but perhaps moved around a bit.
Dying datura. Cause: unknown.
That orange hybrid tea rose I planted last week...it's pink. At least that bed is a pink/orange bed. So it can stay.
I've also decided it's past time to finish the rain barrel. It would have been overflowing by now.
Gotta run to the post office. Trading a rooted white brug for pink cuttings.
5:10pm 81 and muggy. Threatening rain all day, but I got the door trim painted with two coats. I stripped all the leaves from the datura and transplanted some seedlings from the back yard. I pulled some weeds and broke the fitting for my rainbarrel. Green fists have large forearms attached. I'll pick up another piece from Lowe's tomorrow. Heavy storms should be rolling in tonight around 7pm.