Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blooming hot

It seems this spring we have had two temperatures...unseasonably cool or hot.
I have a feeling that hot is here to stay! After two weeks of rain every other day, the heat is here (hopefully the humidity will steer clear for a bit longer) and it feels like summer is just minutes away. The house is shut up tight and the AC is cranking...one of my least favorite transitions of the season. I want the weather to get warm, but I want it to stay cool enough to not need the AC. I feel like I'm in a cave.
Since I get up early with Lola nowadays, I decided to beat the heat and plant this morning. I'm going to do this every day until I have all pots planted, all beds weeded, all rocks pulled back. It's far better than doing it in the full sun. She whines the whole time I have her in the outdoor pen, but she'll get used to the routine. If I have to get up, she can deal with it!

Today I planted 5 perrenials and moved a few things around. I haven't bought but a few annuals yet. Shopping at the market last week with Lola was tricky, and this weekend is the annual flower sale downtown. we usually find lots of great things there. Hopefully Bart can play hooky and go with me :)
I'm also going to attempt poppies again. A neighbor behind us has a ton of them, and uses Liquid Fence to keep them bunny free. I'm pretty sure I have tried it, but her success makes me want to get them planted again.
Happy Tuesday!


Jen on the Edge said...

Lovely flowers. Are the top ones lupines? I've only ever seen them in catalogs and never in real life, as it's too warm for them to grow here.

~jan said...

Lovely flowers, my friend! Hope you found more at the sale!