Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the fabulous, yet not extremely monstrously huge, purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such posts as “The Blizzard”, among so many others.
Here I am in a characteristically horticultural pose, with my favorite toy.You may recall that we had a blizzard a while back, like the post I mentioned said. I didn’t go to Day Care, and the guy I live with promised me two Day Care days in a row, which I got to have last week. I also got stuck with needles and poked at, at Thursday Day Care, and the doctor said I looked fabulous, and I guess I have to agree that I do.
The guy I live with says we might get another blizzard at the beginning of the week. The prediction right now is for severe weather–in April–on Friday and Saturday, followed by a blizzard. He said the “insane” original forecast called for forty inches of snow. (That’s a little over a meter of snow.)
Of course he completely freaked out, since that would be the second highest snowfall in Denver’s recorded history, and very bad for the trees.
So he said to show some garden pictures, before “everything gets wrecked”. This is some of the rock garden, and you can see stuff is flowering. I think the flower pots were left over from when bulbs needed to be covered. A piece of duct tape was put over the holes in the pots. He could pick up the pots, and put them away, I suppose.
The green grass in the lower left is not supposed to be there, but is. He didn’t dig it out like he thought he did, I guess. There are lots of hellebores flowering in the shade garden now. About a month later than usual.The lawn in the “way back” doesn’t look so good. The guy I live with blames me, running back and forth, on patrol. He says he’s going to dig up the buffalo grass there, and move it to the front of the yard, and sow “regular” grass seed, which will come back after I run on it all winter. (Maybe you remember when he took out the “regular” grass back here…..) You can see that the fence hasn’t been fixed yet either, like he said it would be. The part behind the apple tree, I mean. The birdbath cracked to pieces a couple of winters ago, and so only the stand, or maybe it’s a plinth, is still there. And hasn’t been removed, obviously. If you look closely you can see the little hill at the end of the path there. That’s where all the juno irises live. I wrote about them in “Day Of The Scorpiris.” They haven’t flowered yet, though the big one on the left, by the yucca, flowered last month. Around on the other side of the fence, the narcissus ‘Beersheba’, a favorite, is flowering.And there are bunches of selections of Corydalis solida flowering in the rock garden. On the shady rock garden, I should say.
This one does have a label. It says ‘Going Rouge’. You can get these corydalis from Odyssey Bulbs, if you want. Well, I guess that’s it for now. I’m still fabulous. The guy I live with is super-mopey about the weather forecast, and says to say that if you don’t hear from us next week, it snowed, and we’ve moved to the Bahamas.
Until next time, then.