A Severe Case of Garden Withdrawal
On Sunday night I got back from a business trip that lasted seven whole days, meaning seven days away from the garden. And not just any seven days, but the seven days of that crucial last week of May when so much happens so fast.
There is only one way to recover from a case of Garden Withdawal, and that is Binge Gardening. I had Monday off, and so Monday morning I was at Gethsemane Garden Center the minute they opened. I then proceeded to spend an amount equal to the GDP of a small Central American nation.
I bought a few perennials to fill holes in the Driveway and Sidewalk Borders, as well as a whole lot of summer annuals for containers (more on that in another post).
Subsequently I engaged in a whirlwind of planting, as well as weeding, edging, lawn mowing, cutting back, and emergency staking. Monday through Wednesday I gardened like a man possessed, not stopping until dusk.
Actually, when I returned the garden was in a transitional period, with lots of growth but only a modest amount of color. The Alliums are fading, while Amsonia, Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea), Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum), and some Hardy Geraniums continue to bloom.
Tomorrow morning I am flying to Toronto to participate in the Garden Bloggers Fling. Very much looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends as well as what promises to be a fabulous assortment of gardens. Although after such a brief reunion with my own garden, I may feel a bit of separation anxiety.
I’m linking this post to the Wednesday Vignette meme hosted by Annamadeit at Flutter and Hum. Click the link to see more stunning garden vignettes.