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The haul

I managed to buy flowers, veggies, and herbs, and eventually got them planted. Dusty work, that, when we hadn’t seen rain in weeks. So giant marigolds, ordinary marigolds, petunias, and a purple border flower starting with A; Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, peppers, leeks, carrots, and zucchini; and lavender, basil, oregano, thyme, and sage all have a home in the garden. I also snagged a lilac bush! (A huge and grateful shout out to the folks at East End Garden Centre, especially Neave, who helped me pick out plants and showed infinite patience. Shop local!) In all, they take five watering cans of water. Yes, I counted. Yes, I’m in need of a fixed hose and tap. Sigh.

The lilac

Then it rained. A lot. You may have heard that the TTC was flooded. No joke. Meanwhile, I thought about my little sprouts angling for a root-hold in the dusty ground. The lilac hasn’t even been planted yet. I reckon that a pot full of soil is better than just sitting around “naked” and exposed. Right? Please say yes.

Hardy marigolds and petunias

I was keen to get on with the job this weekend, a friend’s birthday and the subsequent recovery, accompanied by rain changed my plans. In short, I wimped out. I let down the British side this jubilee weekend. Sod it. If HRH gets awning while a choir gets soaked serenading her in the downpour, I’m staying in.

The veggies.

Tentatively, I snuck out on Sunday to see which of my charges remained standing and which had not. All looked well…but covered in tree detris that had blanketed the yard and patio. Sigh. More clearing and weeding is in order.

Oh, herb! (Evoking Herb Tarlek’s wife Lucille from WKRP).


Wednesday’s forecast: clear skies and high temps.

The purple border flower starting with A.

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Toronto-based freelance editor | feminist nerd | hobbyist photographer | former bookseller

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