On the good side, I nearly tripped over a plant that seemingly appeared overnight, Ferraria crispa, otherwise known as the Starfish Iris.
|I planted 2 bulbs in 2016 and 2 more in 2019 but thus far only one plant has shown itself|
|I believe this must be one of the 2 I planted last year as the flower color is much different from the plants that grew from the original bulbs|
So that was a nice surprise. In the not-nice category was this:
|I wanted to believe that this pile of dirt and rock at the base of the stacked stone wall in the front garden was due to decomposition of the stone|
Sadly, we all often have to accept the bad with the good. We've had rain on and off for over a week now and there's still more in the near-term forecast. That's good! Our season-to-date total thus far here is 8.24 inches. Not great but certainly better than it was at the start of the month. And all three of my rain barrels are now full! On the nightmarish, nearly unbelievable side is the novel coronavirus pandemic that has turned nearly everyone's life completely upside down, including my own. I hope to discover a way to "encourage" Mr. Gopher to leave my garden for an empty lot or a nearby hiking trail, and I hope that our government and world leaders from other countries will find a way to halt the progress of the virus plaguing us.
If you have any suggestions for ridding a garden of gophers, please let me know.
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