After a couple of days of heat, the clouds and the showers came. It was a welcomed relief for the garden and gardener. I took the opportunity to do a bit more planting in between raindrops. Two raspberry bushes went into a sunny corner, right in front of the cherry tomatoes. One will produce red fruits in midsummer and the other gold in autumn. I don’t imagine they will fruit this year but I can always hope.
I had really neglected my green thumb the last few years. It was really hard doing shift work and raising Sheba. Something had to give. Gardening was one of them. I used to spend endless happy hours starting seedlings and transplanting in the spring. And later, I moved things here and there, hauled gravel and created flower beds.
Somewhere, sometime, when I wasn’t paying attention, everything went to pots. And as a result, my yard became a mess – over run with ground-covers and weeds. The pots stood empty except for dirt and weeds. But now, my green thumb has returned. The flower bed and pots are lovingly filled again.
The ground-covers and weeds are still running wild. They will be tamed in good time.