I know that Friday’s and today’s trips to local nurseries won’t be the last I make before Garden Walk weekend. Not that the ever-more-savvy Garden Walkers are likely to be impressed by pre-mixed containers of annuals, tucked in wherever there’s a gap. At least I avoided (so far) the ultra-expensive full-grown canna and dahlia purchases. Though I’ll sink to that before I’m done.
I am freaked out because:
•Thanks to the lateness of this year’s Walk and the hot weather, many or even most of my lilies will be well and thoroughly bloomed out.
•I have no compensating pond with freakishly large koi.
•The pink hydrangea did not put out this year, making all of last year’s boastful explanations of how I protect it through the winter embarrassing at best.
•The front looks barely acceptable but not nearly as cool as the front gardens of those who do not have all-day shade and tree roots.
•I don’t have a pond.
•I don't have a pond!
Oh god, oh god, oh god, oh god, oh god...Maybe Menne’s has some huge bright orange canna.
Here’s some more of the lilies people won’t see on the Walk.
That was the Henry i. This is the White Henry i, which was not done justice to in the last post.