One of the Carpenters most famous songs was, “Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down.” Today is another rainy Monday and I am about ready for some sunshine. Yes we need the rain and should not be complaining, but a few days off now and then would allow for more planting and some mowing and such.
Again, I should not complain, we took advantage of the day yesterday and James mowed while I cleaned out a few of the flower beds. I really need to cut them down better in the fall. I always leave everything on the plants as cover for winter. It might be ok to cut it off, clean it out and put a cover on that is easier to remove without damaging young fragile shoots. I ended up breaking off on of the lilies when I started pulling out the leaves yesterday. After that episode, I became very gentle and erred on the side of leaving some of the debris behind so as not to damage the plants. I am hoping that with a bit more sunshine the plants will become stronger and I can dig out the rest of the old leaves. Some of the compost is nice, but too much is just a breeding ground for decay and disease.
Enough for now, I need to head to track practice, though I was hoping to stay home and nurse my sore throat, which I picked up this weekend. For more on that check out the lucindalines site. We were out and about again. Take care and stay dry!!