The rain came and brought a new bloom – Classy Lady. She is another one I got to get a better rate on postage. I believe she was an early Lily Auction purchase. Two years in a row, she has been a one-bud-wonder. It is a great flower, though.
The peak will soon drop to a handful of blooms a day. Last year, they went into November. That’s right . . . November. My bud count has just not been predictive of rebloomers this year. I do have 5 late bloomers with scapes, some are new scapes. But, that is about it for predicted new faces.
So, I got 3 different delivery carriers bringing me pots from Amazon today. It was actually a decent deal and I could do some chosen colors in numbers to make it kind of cool. On split shift, I got 9 more plants moved to pots. They were in the most troubled spot in the yard. Of the 9, five bloomed a couple of times. The rest were quiet.
The pots will be easier to keep moist and fertilize, etc. The only problem is that I now have mixed pots with ones in the soil that have scapes. I need to keep the bloomers watered, but not over water the pots. This should be interesting 🙂
Speaking of pots, I decided that I would grow my garlic for next year in 6-inch pots. Those, too, have not thrived in my root-laden soil like they should. So my pot color scheme is turquoise and purple mostly. Some earth colors and maroon. The garlic will be similar. My veggie garden was a little of everything – I thought that would be fun with lots of different colors.
The whole thing makes me amazed that the Anasazi could grow corn and stuff here. Like, I have sprinklers and I still have issues.
I think the next new bloom will be tiger kitten. Tomorrow? Who knows?