The spring bulbs are over. It was up to 92F (33C) today and suddenly the feel of summer is in the air and there’s a new rush on planting and trimming and all the projects which were on the to-do list. I wasn’t going to post this week, but with iris season fast approaching it’s probably better to at least look a little level-headed for another week or so before going completely off the deep end again with the next big flower flood. Right now I think of this as the green phase, and with the lawn freshly cut and the beds not yet overrun with weedlings I think it looks springtime calm.
I continue to border on sainthood as more and more days go by without any major plant purchases, but make no promises about the next week or two. I do have to confess one moment of weakness though which happened a few weeks ago. It was during pansy season so I don’t think it counts but I am concerned that I would have tried to hide it had I not been busted by a visiting blogger last week. This plant really is an example of giving in to temptation.
Otherwise nothing else is putting on a show, even though a patch of ‘Gladiator’ alliums looks decent enough.
I shouldn’t go on too much in a post about nothing. In an attempt to leave you with a bit of substance, here’s a flashback of last year’s Tuesday view, the tropical border. The bed seems to have picked up a number of perennials and hopefully that’s not a problem now that it’s warm enough for the tropicals to go in again.
The tropical bed didn’t take nearly as many zinnias as I thought so it looks like we’ll also have a nice orange theme when the extras go into the front street border. I’m not sure how that will work out but as usual I’m not too concerned.
Thanks again to Kathy at Words and Herbs for hosting this weekly view, and please consider giving her blog a visit to see what others are talking about this week. I hear she’s also dealing with the first warm spells of the year and it’s exciting to think summer is just around the corner…