So, I had no sooner moved about 60% of my house plants outside last weekend when the meteorologists started making sounds about “record-breaking” cold.
Needless to say, after all that plant moving, I wasn’t amused. Nor was I moving any plants back.
You can tell that I haven’t been posting quite as regularly as I used to. The Spoiler is having some issues, beginning with a hospitalization in late April. He is recovering, slowly, but we have a whole host of helpers coming in–PTs, OTs, nurses, etc.
And I am busy running him to doctors as well. So gardening has really taken a back burner, as it should.
So, when the cold snap hit, I simply went out with a motley assortment of blankets and beach towels–very festive!–and covered the house plants that were already summering outdoors. Let’s face it, there are really bigger things to worry about right now.
The next day was a holy day, so I uncovered the plants early and went to church. And no, I didn’t pray for the plants!
And Friday is always my “late day”–I am not supposed to be at work before 9 am. So, I brought the rest of the house plants out because Saturday is supposed to be our first rainy day is over two weeks so I might as well let nature water rather than me!
As for the rest of the gardens? There’s been no weeding, no pruning, no clean-up, and I can’t even really get stressed about it right now. I am barely noticing what’s blooming, sadly.
I am hoping to get some of these plants that need to be transplanted taken care of on Sunday–or not. We’ll see.
And of course, Memorial Day weekend is my traditional vegetable and herb garden planting. Maybe it will happen this year. If not, there’s plant of time for it to happen later.
Gardening is a respite for me though, so I do wish I had a bit more time to do it. But I will take what I can get!