What a fantastic time of year this is. Everything brown has turned to green, foliage is emerging at a rapid pace and flowers, yes flowers, are here to light up our world:
Nothing can go wrong, we just let nature take it’s course and soak it all in. I mean look at the color on the blooms of this Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’:
And the small divisions of this same groundcover have matured and look great at the front of this garden bed:
But you know what? I’m fixated on the 3-4 plants that have huge holes smack dab in the middle of them:
I really try to keep it as positive as possible and it works some days. But when you’re as neurotic as I am with my garden (Interestingly enough, I am not the least bit neurotic in “real life”. Interesting. Discuss amongst yourselves), the negativity eventually creeps in and takes over. I have even come up with a formula that accurately nails my garden mood for each day:
If 10X < 1Y then I am OK
X = plants in bad shape
Y = plants in good shape
So for example, if there are 2 plants in bad shape (X) and there are 21 in good shape (Y) the calculation is as follows:
10 x 2 = 20 and is less than 1 x 21 = 21
I am therefore happy. Trust me, I’ve fine tuned this formula the past few years and it is definitely spot on.
But enough of the calculus lesson, here are my frustrations in pictures:
What wonderful cherry blooms, so dainty:
And I’m now left with a weeping “ugly” tree:
And it’s all the deer’s fault:
The Prunus Cistena (Purple Sandcherry) is blooming and looks great with the foliage:
Too bad it is shoved in a container trying to hide the utilities. If I set this in the ground, the deer will chow down on it in minutes and the wet soil will make it whimper in pain:
I’m convinced this was destruction at the hands/paws of some deranged friggin deer. They destroyed half this euonymus which is just enough to make me consider trying to nurse it back to life:
Um, what do I do with this? This hydrangea is in a prominent location near my front steps and it wants to pull a stunt like this? Be dead or be alive please. Pick one and go with it.
Have any of you ever tried rabbit stew? Is it any good? Any particular rabbit better than others? I could sell gallons of the stuff with the number of rabbits I’ve got under my deck and all over the yard. When I pull into my driveway at night, they scatter like drunken teenagers running from the police.
Tune in next time to see how much more I can bitch and moan about something I love doing more than anything else.