Sunday, June 08, 2008

Apparently, it was the heat

With the heatwave, there are more blossoms opening on the mountain laurel (although not all on the same bunch), but something else happened between yesterday and today...a number of new little flower heads have formed (there were only about 6-8 on the whole plant until now). That's terrific, because it means that there will still be looms to enjoy when we get back from Ireland!

Meanwhile, I've got a number of lilies that are close to blooming, but we will most definitely miss those because they will bloom about two days into the trip.

My tomatoes certainly have enjoyed this little heatwave. They've grown about two to three inches in the past two days. The pansies, however, have not. They've revolted and have started to die. Oh, well. So much for spring, what there was of one. Seems like more and more often for us, spring is becoming less a season and more a mere line between winter and summer. I don't know if that's an argument for global warming, but it makes one think.


At 1:11 AM, June 09, 2008, Blogger Greg said...

Cut the pansies back to just some leaves at the base. Water them well, and give them a little mulch to protect them from drying out while you're away--I'll bet they'll spring back for you!

(Move them to a shady spot if you can! Oh, wait, wasn't it you who still has them in flats from the nursery. It might be okay to let a few pass on, at that.)

At 10:34 PM, June 10, 2008, Blogger Will said...

Hmmm--my pansies are thriving here in southern New Hampshire with temperatures well into the 90s for several days. They're in full sun in a [large] pot that's attached to the mailbox post. Lots of things do seem to be coming early this year, however.


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