Friday, May 14, 2010
I hate frost!
*Thursday, May 13, ‘10 .....temp~56.... rain in morning, clearing up by noon. I had wanted to cut the grass but my lawn is a swamp at the moment. If I don’t get a few consecutive dry days the grass will be up to me knees before the yard is dry enough to cut. But weeds do come out easier after a rain. Of course the rain makes them grow too quickly as well. Oy!
Decided to make a tiny compost pile at the end of the garden formally known as the cutting garden. What should I call it, really? It had been the driveway garden because it ran adjacent to and the full length of the drive way. I did call it the sunken garden as it was several feet down from the driveway. Then it was the cutting garden because I had so many annuals and prolific perennials growing there providing tons of cut flowers for inside but now it’s just overrun with weeds. They’re getting under control now though.
Not sure I should make the vegetable garden there or not. It would be more convenient. Have until June 1 to decide. Not planting anything out in the open until then, no way, no how. Already lost a few coleus to the frost last night. I thought they were a lot more hardy than that. The Petunia survived after all. Learn something new every day.
The coleus wasn’t the only thing nipped by frost. The Wisteria Tree looks horrible with its leaves all wilted and dead. I was wondering if I should cut those off to encourage more growth but what if it frosts again ? It’s very likely. I saw the tulip tree looking just as bad. Can’t believe frost could do so much damage. Knew it was too nice too early to be any good for my plants. Why can’t Mother Nature cooperate with us gardeners?