I spent Saturday frantically working in the garden because I knew there would be no gardening on Sunday with 3 inches of rain predicted to fall and temperatures hovering around 40 degrees.
|I finally relented and moved the racks around inside to accommodate the rapidly growing tomatoes.|
Such weather is not great in the garden, but it’s hell on the gardener. And I’m convinced that’s because I got way too confident. Overall spring has been nice here. At a master gardener meeting last week, the general consensus was that everything seemed to be about two weeks ahead of previous year. I’ve been anxious to get the tomatoes outside to the temporary greenhouse (they are getting too big for inside and they really need more light than they are getting), but there’s no way I can even entertain that idea in this cold weather. It appears that somewhere along the line I forgot that this kind of weather can and does happen at the end of April, beginning of May in Wisconsin.
|The sun came out this morning, but these daffodils tell the story of the wet weekend.|
|One of the jobs for the weekend (that you’ll see in the video below) was dividing overgrown carex that was so cramped it actually died out in several places.|
|This poor rose (and several others). I planted it Saturday and since then it has been poured on and freezing cold (literally … it sleeted on Saturday night).|
Sometimes Mother Nature has a way of letting us know who’s in charge. Message received.
I made a little video of my Saturday gardening craziness. There were so many other jobs on the agenda that I completely forgot about but I feel good about what did get done. And those poor roses that I planted have been enduring complete cold. I hope they forgive me.
I also made a video on dividing hostas the other day. You can check that out here.