When we get to camp each spring, it takes some time to clear away eight months of leaves outside and eight months of dust inside. I become impatient with the tidying and want to start planting.
This summer, almost a week of rainy days further delayed the planting. At this moment, I hear the rain pattering on the metal roof of the add-on room. It was sunny earlier today, but we were still putting up the canopy over the kayaks and unloading a few more things from the pickup truck. Besides the rainy week, I’ve been laid low by excruciating headaches. Not conducive to a fun time in the garden. Leaning down seemed to bring on a painful episode, so we spent time going to the doctor rather than puttering in the garden.
Hopefully tomorrow we’ll have time to pick up some flowers to brighten the edge of the woods. It’s always a challenge to select the plants, since I’m attracted to the bright annuals that usually require more sun than our trees allow. I also need to keep in mind what plants the deer will leave alone. Even hosta makes a nice snack for them.