Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra
According to the garden columnist in our local newspaper, this is the time for gardeners to sit back, relax, and enjoy their flowers. If only that were true. Here at Hayefield, we received just half an inch of rain in the last five weeks, spread out over three quick showers, interspersed with many days of sunny days with temperatures in the upper 80 and low 90s. So no, sitting and relaxing haven’t been on my agenda; mostly, I’ve been dragging hoses around, trying to keep my veggies alive and occasionally throwing some water on the ornamentals as time allowed. And no, I can’t say I’ve been enjoying my flowers much either, simply because there aren’t all that many flowers out right now.
I’m thrilled to report, however, that that’s all about to change. Last night, we were blessed with almost 2 inches of a lovely soaking rain. I’m happy (tonight I get to weed instead of water, for a change), and I can feel the plants preparing to celebrate with a burst of fresh foliage and flowers any time now. I hope to have lots to show next month, but for now, I have only a few shots to share. I hope Bloom Day is more flower-filled for you, wherever you are. Now, don’t forget to check out everyone else’s offerings through the main Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens!