Monday, June 27, 2016
I've been gardening frantically, but knitting has gone by the wayside for the moment. We have a wedding NEXT WEEK so everything revolves around that. The bride and fiance arrived yesterday so I expect the pace to pick up considerably.
In late spring we had two weeks of an upper-level low which dumped a lot of rain on us, but lately the warmth has come and the garden has benefitted. However, the peonies, upon which we have been basing a lot of floral ideas, have been held back nicely. I think we should have lots and lots for floral arrangements.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Renkaku had eight blooms!
Now I am keeping a weather eye on my ring-around-the-rosey bed, as the Rosa multiflora should just about be blooming on July 3. They will be just the ticket for a massive, ceremony-backing arrangement with branches over 10 feet long. Now I just need a HUGE bucket, and something to disguise the fact that it is a bucket. No problem!
Veseys has had another sale, this time of bare-root things, and as usual Anne and I have splurged quite A LOT. Lots of hardy hibiscus, roses, clematis - If the NEXT wedding is in five years, they should be ready.