Bertil met us half the way home.
I did think it was a bit chilly this morning when I opened the kitchen door to let the dogs out. The sun had barely gone up, which it did 4:00 am today (and it will set at 10:13pm but we have daylight long before and long after now. I would say it’s night dark for 3-4 hours). We went out for our walk and I felt glad that I had brought my fleece jacket. It turns out it only was 1C (34F). My tomato plants don’t like that even if it never went down to frost temperatures.
I did water everything yesterday but since it’s so dry I did it again this early morning. First I used the washing water because I did my laundry early today and since I still haven’t gotten my thumbs out of my a.. I still haven’t bought a new washing machine 🙂 So I did it all by hand like usual but outdoors. After that I watered all flower beds that the washing water wasn’t enough for. I really should buy that washing machine but since it’s only me I rarely have lots of washing to do. If You wonder how I do with the dogs thick blankest I’ll only say two things, pressure washer 🙂 great for carpets too 🙂
So now I’ve done what I had to do today, from now on I’ll only relax or do things I think is fun. Like planting that Wild Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) that finally germinated after at least two years 🙂 I’ll plant it close to the Shining rose (Rosa nitida) because they are both just as small. The Rosa moyseii that also germinated was taken by the frost si I’ll order new seeds this autumn. By the way, almost all my plants You can see here is sown by me and most of them were bought from Gardens North, a seed firm in Canada that specializes in seeds for gardens in harsher climates. Just remember, some seeds may take years to germinate if You would like to try it Yourself.
I accidentally placed my right arm in a bunch of stinging nettles yesterday and it’s amazing how many and how big blisters one can get from that 🙂 Today the blisters are gone but it is itching instead. Stinging nettles may be the most useful plant there is (one can make food from it, fertilizer, clothes and environmentally safe pesticides but I really don’t care, I’m close to using some really heavy poison to get rid of them now! I get them all over my garden because dogs do fertilize all day long and that’s something nettles love 🙂
It’s time toi make another pot of tea and perhaps something to eat as well. I realised I have lots of frozen gooseberries and I really should make something out of them. Perhaps lemonade or pie? I also have lots of Aronia berries and those are only good for jam to be honest, those berries have a much better reputation than they are worth, tart isn’t enough to describe how they taste 🙂 Full of anti oxidants and vitamines though.
Have a great day!