After days and days and days of rain how nice it was to have a clearing and see a sky like this the other day.
With the weather break, while I don’t like to use pesticides, I dusted many of the plants with Sevin that I’d had left over from previous years. Just about every plant and bush has holes in its leaves. Hopefully this will address the issue and solve the problem. The worst hit have been the seedlings. I try to save money and start a lot of annuals from seed which usually works just fine but it might be touch and go if that Sevin dust does not do the trick!
The first green bean blossom :
Daylily blooms after a rain:
Both spirea in the back yard are now in bloom.
The little yellow rose bush has new blooms, the salvia and daisies are coming in to bloom and the first cosmos:
Last year, with so much precipitation, the bushes grew like mad and I trimmed and trimmed in the fall. This year looks to be the same, weather-wise. I started already. On garbage pickup day there was one regular can and then two filled to the brim with crabapple tree branches and trimmed lilac bush branches.
I was working on that very early a.m. a day or two prior, and it was foggy and misty and a bit humid. I live in a little borough ..not out in the country. While there are wooded areas across the main road, a few streets up, it is not all that common to see big full grown deer bounding up the street here, but that is exactly what happened.
There I was at the curb, around 7 a.m., placing branches into the can that I had already brought up there, and suddenly here came this deer running at full speed from the street below. He ran right past me, up the street, turned at the alley and kept on going. To say that I was startled would be an understatement :)
And then of course one’s thoughts race along ” oh the poor deer; I hope he finds his way back…there are so many walkers and dog walkers out there this early…hope everyone is safe…what if this happened later in the day on a day when I had little Brent here riding his trike in the alley…” and so on. We are encroaching on the habitat of the wildlife at a breakneck speed in my area and much of the country. It is sad, and dangerous.