Got a very slow start this morning due to a 3:30 am wakeup. Lots of thunder and lightning, enough to get me out of bed and scurrying through the house with Guy, unplugging everything and closing some of the windows. Turns out the worst of it went around us, but we did get some much needed rain.
I cut out of the office early (6:00) yesterday to acknowledge the last day of summer. And it was hot, if you can believe it, up in the 80s. So I worked in my shade garden putting in trilliums and bloodroot. Lowes has a display of them in their bulb section, and I’m afraid I took full advantage of it this last weekend, grabbing about 20 little packets-of-promise. They are only two bucks each, and the quality of the rhizome is pretty good right now. I know I’m only going to get leaves this spring, but there might be a flower or two. I’m trying to put only native MI wildflowers in this particular area, so finding them for sale, (grown on farms, not scavenged from the wild) was a boon. Pictures next year! Right now, it just looks like an empty, mulched flower bed–with Henry’s tombstone tucked discreetly in the background. -grin-
You can take the girl out of the graveyard, but you can’t take the graveyard out of the girl, apparently. 😉