This weekend is my home weekend . . . so working on yard stuff today. Not much new in bloom, despite having 16 in bloom. The half-bloomed bud fell off of Bluegrass Music 😦 But, South Seas did have a first bloom today. I love the color combo. It’s kind of iridescent.
The big project of the weekend was irrigation, again. I dug the big rain barrel that my renter had (yes, 11 years ago) and hooked it up to a solar drip system. I know those solar drip systems get lousy ratings. They are somewhat disposable every year. They are a pain to get running but once they are pumping, they work pretty well for a decent amount of time.
At first the system was just for the existing pots – Prairie Blue Eyes and Route 66. But the barrel is kind of ugly, so I decided to put in some annuals. I also rescued Hesperus, Saratoga Springtime, and Orange Flurry from where they were. Too much shade, not enough water. Curious to see if I can get blooms next year. (If I do, I may go for a pretty barrel!)
I also put in a drip line (this one goes to the hose) for my daylilies in the edge garden. It is going to be much easier to turn that drip hose when I do the other watering than to carry the can. Both of the new areas are places I have thought of expanding my daylily garden to when I run out of room other places. So, off we go with a pilot study!
For tomorrow – Maybe Bluegrass Music or Zuni Thunderbird. Who knows what else?