Plants are starting to show signs of stress and that’s no good when it’s just officially become summer. Just last night I looked at the deck planters that I just planted (the ones that I’m not at all happy with), and the creeping Jenny looked like it had one root in the grave.
Fortunately, plants are more forgiving than not, and I gave the planter a proper watering this morning and I’m sure all will be well by the end of the day. Most plants are like that. The impatiens I planted in various places looked fully dead the other day but all perked up nicely.
Of course I can’t continue this horrible gardener behavior. Plants can only take so much stress before they completely give up the ghost. I’m just at a horrible place in the garden right now where I feel like nothing is done to my satisfaction. I really need to take two or three days off of work to just pound it out. I bet I said that last year too. Also, that’s not at all in the cards at this time.
So I have been making the best of it, and fine-tuning my one-handed watering (while the other hand holds a glass of wine, of course). I think I’ll revisit some of my favorite watering tools on the blog soon because I have a feeling it’s going to be that kind of year. But tell me, do you have any great watering tool finds for me? I’m always looking for the next new great thing.
Don’t forget: Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win the super cool Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hand Hoe from Garden Tool Company.