A Quick Update and Second Guest Post by The Iron Ant
Hello! It's The Iron Ant again, from the previous post! Monica wanted to participate in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, but she's been a little distracted trying to ready her garden for a tour tomorrow. Not only doesn't she have recent photos to show, but she didn't even realize it was the 15th until she started seeing all the GBBD posts! Why she thought her garden would be ready for a tour, I don't know, and neither does she (I asked her).
I noticed Monica has been doing funny things lately. For example, she complains about how much there is to do outside and then spent all day yesterday volunteering at the master gardener phone help line!
On Wednesday, she found a morel mushroom in a most unusual way. She was digging out a huge clump of tansy, to make room for a chokeberry, and jumped on the shovel with both feet. Only the shovel hit a very big, thick tree root, which sent her flying, landing ungraciously on some balloon flowers, Helenium, gooseneck loosetrife, and the morel in question, which came off at the base of the stem. The other plants, and her behind, are fine.
In other news, very strong winds yesterday toppled Piney again, despite the brick recently added to the bottom of her pot, and knocked a winter-sowing tray upside down onto the ground. Fortunately, it had its lid on and the soil didn't spill too much. The cell pack containing her main seeds of concern, wild petunia from MMD, seem to be OK but it's hard to say. We'll just have to wait and see.
~The Iron Ant