If you garden, “Hmmmmm…..” has come out of your mouth at least once. What kind of tomatoes do I plant this year? Do I have room for another hosta in this bed? Should I weed or pour myself a glass of wine and call it a day?
This week, it’s been this bed. Sure, there are lots of pretty things going on, but some stuff isn’t working. I’ve got a big gap in the middle, which was supposedly going to be filled with foxglove and poppies. They declined the invitation and stayed stunted. Those foxglove were expensive, too, when I got them last year! Wankers! There is short stuff behind taller stuff. I apparently can’t grow mint to save my life. (For the novice gardener who may be reading, this is like not being able to boil water.) The Japanese iris didn’t bloom very well, despite being quite large. (The mint needs more sun. The iris needs to be split and planted with the rhizomes closer to the surface.)
So, I’ll be moving a few things around in late August. It’s too hot now, and by not doing this task next spring, everyone should have a good headstart so they are fabulous next year. Meanwhile, I’ll be settling into one of those Adirondack chairs with a book and a glass of vino, enjoying the view, ignoring the flaws and imbibing in the scent of the heliotrope planted nearby.
In contrast, here is a part of the garden that is hitting it out of the park this year.