Last weekend, the skies let loose the rain that didn’t come in August.
The first day was great. The steady rain softened the soil and made dividing the Siberian iris easy.
I parked the wheelbarrow next to the new bed and thought I’d plant the divisions the next day.
I was wrong. The steady rain continued for two more days. When it ended, the wheelbarrow looked like a muddy pond. The iris didn’t seem to mind at all.
Before the deluge, I stopped in to a local garden center “just to look.” I couldn’t resist lugging out a beautiful concrete planter marked 70% off.
The perfect spot for the planter happened to be loaded with Siberian iris that needed dividing. You know how that goes – it became garden dominoes.
I’ve collected a number of pots this season. Most are a shade of blue. They bring to mind water, and I think that’s why I like them so much in the garden.
It took a few decades and many blunders to realize that I needed to mark some plants. These copper plant markers were reasonably priced. I hope they last through our Midwest winters.
The rain brings with it some cooler air and the sound of frogs and crickets in the night.
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