On the bright side, the perennials I put in pots are thriving and making me look like a genius.
Here are some examples. Heuchera and Rudbeckia. At the end of the season, I will pull out the Rudbeckia, as I have way too much of it. I didn't notice it was there when I potted this one up.
Hosta and begonias. I put one or two little begonias in the hosta pots for a little color. A little creeping Jenny cascades out of a pot or two.
I love the combination of different varieties of hostas with colored or textured heuchera. One magenta impatiens found a home here. The tall buckets prevent the invaders from getting into the plants, keeping them from being eaten. Not so in the garden beds. One big new hosta was eaten away and most of the leaves are gone too. Neighbors are untouched, so far. It is moles in this part of the garden that are causing the destruction.
My Stargazer lilies are blooming and falling at the same time. Heavy blooms, lots of rain, and then chomped away stems. I gathered one for an in house arrangement. What a
Out in the veggie beds, the tomatoes are doing pretty well, especially the Black Russian, but the green beans got too big and woody during the constant rain, and the yellow squash was chomped at the base, killing all three. I am disgusted. I feel a little guilty complaining, since mostly everything else is doing so well.
Little Ollie is at the vet today, being neutered. Poor Sweetie. But he'll be home this afternoon, ready to keep Chumley on his toes.