People infected worldwide - 10,275,392
Deaths worldwide - 504,851
People infected United States - 2,588,020
Deaths United States - 126,131
During this time of plague the seasons have passed. Winter ended, spring arrived and now it is summer. These are strange days in so many ways yet it is the little things of the season that reminds us that nature has her own schedule.
Yesterday one of my Asiatic lilies has started blooming. The story behind this one is that it is one I purchased at Menard’s. It bloomed. It finished blooming and I trimmed it back…and left it in its original plastic pot. Which I then placed in one of the garden beds…the leaves of fall covered it…and then a good two feet of snow covered it…and I forgot I even had it. Spring arrived and the snow melted and I kept thinking I got to throw this thing away but on the day when I intended to do so, I saw it was sending out new shoots. And now it is blooming. The question I asked of friends: "What do I do when it stops? Should I plant it in the ground?"
And a friend that is an avid gardener gave me this advice: "Wait until the blooms fade and then cut off the head. Leave the green on it. Then plant it. Plant it about 8 inches deep and in a sunny location. Full sun is best. They will come back every year and will spread."
So that is now your gardening advice for today. BTW, another friend piped up that he "googled" the term "accidental gardener" and my picture popped up!