|Allium 'Purple Sensation'|
I'm stressing just a little.
One of the gardeners on the walk, I heard, is installing a pond just to take her garden up a notch. Dr. Apps is concerned none of his daylilies except the very earliest ones will be in bloom. I have so many unfinished tasks, I cannot even begin to enumerate them, but weeding out June grass, edging, and mulching top my list.
Darrel and I both have flat after flat of cuttings and seedlings we've grown still to be planted. It threatened a coleus killing frost the night before last! It's been hard to harden off plants with the threat of frost still present, let alone get them into spots in pots and the ground. And while I like to garden, I can't do it 24/7 (not with rain), and with a vegetable garden to get in at my brother's and other miscellaneous weeding in others' gardens.
|Colorful creeping phlox along sidewalk will be a nice green mat by then.|
|Woodland phlox, starry solomon, and speedwell will give way to campanula 'Elizabeth' in this bed.|
|Orange azalea 'Mandarin Lights' will just be a soft green shrub instead of splotches of vibrant orange against my brown fence.|
|Lily of the Valley|
In between rain storms, I took Dr. Apps up on his offer to spray my front daylily border's June grass. It's a 40'+ border I won't need to weed, and who knows more about how to spray grass in daylilies than Dr. Apps?
And I've noticed many of the neighbors have outdone themselves primping their yards this year, like not only are our two gardens on display, but it's like that curb appeal show: "Curb Appeal-- The Block" only "Carden Walk-- The Block. All except this neighbor...
Yes, there is a lot to do, here in central Wisconsin, and as usual, most not under my control.
So 39 days and counting...