All this rain is not GOOD for my garden.July 28th, 2010 at 9:35 am by Rachel Manek under Uncategorized
I just came back from 5 beautiful days in Door County. A little overcast, but nothing that ruined our plans. We kayaked, biked, hung out in the hammock, played croquet, you get the idea…
But as I sit here at work, thinking about the summer, it has been a REAL BUMMER. I’m fortunate enough to have a work schedule that gives me my afternoons free to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors. In recent years I have come to really enjoy spending time in my garden. Now looking at my garden gives me a stomach ache. I look out the window and I can see my plants wilting. They are literally drowning. I sometimes put on my rain boots and wade out to see what’s up. But it just makes me feel worse. I think back to the early spring when things were just starting to green. At the time I was thinking it was going to be a great year! Not so much.
Now I know it could be worse. That hail storm that went through the valley destroyed a lot of gardens. People at EAA have been stuck in mud. Folks in Appleton have ruined belongings lined up at the curb.
But I just wanted to be sad for a moment about the plants I’ve lost. I’ll get over it. Especially because my Hydrangeas are LOVIN’ all this wet weather. And I LOVE my hydrangeas! You’ll see those in a later post. Right now I’m mourning the loss of a viburnum and my favorite phlox.