June 26, 2005

Discontent of June

Travel and other commitments have put the garden well behind schedule this summer. Worst of all, however, is the immense heat and lack of rain this summer. Things are in a rather sad state, so no pictures to follow.

A few notes:
I imported a number of plants from Indiana around Memorial Day, but sadly they aren't doing well. I'm not sure if it's the weather or the change of soil, but most are just barely hanging on. This is very sad.

Planted a bunch of caladium bulbs in the front yard and also at the back of the Southern Annex (pictured in last entry). Nothing has emerged yet, but we should see plants soon. Until we do, things look a bit barren.

The containers are doing beautifully, to my relief.

Sad to report that the Ravenswood Manor Garden Club will not be holding a garden walk this year, due to lack of volunteers and the fact that "it is difficult to justify the activity as an integral part of the Club’s mission," according to their Web site. This was one of my favorite events last year, so I'm sorry to see it cancelled. Other garden walks listed here and here.

KJ Gardens goes on vacation this week and prays for rain.

Posted at June 26, 2005 09:25 AM | az