Plants: The rhododendron bush in the backyard has blossomed into large pink snowballs. The one on the side of the house now has white snowballs. I love them both.
Over the weekend, I added fresh soil underneath the mystery tree at the base of the driveway and scattered a bunch of annual wildflower seeds into that rich dirt. M also grabbed a saw and dismantled parts of the "almost" dead tree in the front yard.
In the two large blue planters, I sowed two types of red potatoes, San Marzano tomatoes and sunflowers. Erin and Josh were kind enough to give us some bamboo sticks for support, which I plan to use for the tomato plants, the sunflowers and the iris Susan gave us last year. I thought the iris was properly dead but I've managed to coax a few new leaves to appear. Small victory.
In one of the medium white urns, I planted the daisies that are about to blossom and some fiery red perennial seeds. In the other, I planted the blue perennial seedlings as well as some fresh seeds.
The pot that used to hold the daisy plant has been cleaned and replanted with more moon flower seeds. The pot that previously held the blue perennial seedlings is now home to the succulent from Erin and Josh's brook house.
I dumped much of the far right deck planter and filled it with fresh soil, compost and milkweed buttons for the butterflies. Also added more compost and soil to the two other planters on the right. Hopefully that'll help keep the plants/herbs in them from dying.
Water: Added the blooming flower fertilizer to the watering can and did my rounds, both front and back. Must make a point of doing this every Wednesday.
Weather: Currently 71F with a decent breeze. Low 59, High 75F. Mostly sunny but thankfully, the wind is keeping me from wanting to die. Supposed to go back up to the 80s later this week. I dread it.