Iris ‘Breakers’ – Front Garden, May 2010
I consider myself to be an avid gardener. Love to get out in the dirt, nurture baby seedlings into giant flowers or veggies. I have to admit that I’ve let my gardens go. Lack of time once I went back to work full time and the ongoing drought sort of killed them.
However – we had rain this winter. Serious amounts of rain. Enough to fill lakes and recharge aquifers, and enough to revive my garden!! I spent this entire morning digging, weeding, and tilling – about 30 WW activity points worth of work! Yeah! More astonishingly, I found old friends. Perennials that I thought were totally dead and gone are pushing up leaves and blooming their heads off. I’m flabergasted at their resilience.
Iris ‘Painted Clouds’ – back garden, April 2010
I need some of that, especially for the days when cookies are screaming my name.