The hollyhock is still standing.
The buds look healthy. The flower isn’t wilting. This volunteer that appeared out of nowhere is still hanging in there.
The porch plants are all back outside and the temps are going to be nice and warm for the rest of the week.
I know that it may be difficult for some people to understand my sadness about losing everything in the garden so suddenly. I get it. “It’s Mother Nature’s way.” But I’m not just a dabbler in the garden, someone who plants things and then moves on. I absolutely love gardening and flowers and plants and watching things grow. Recording the changes that happen on a daily basis in the gardens is one of the great joys of my life. I watch everything. Every bud, leaf, bug, bee, butterfly – everything. I know it intimately and it’s my baby.
So it is a big deal to me. And it broke my heart a little this week. I was short tempered yesterday and more than a bit blue.
I’ll get over it, of course. But I’m sad. No doubt about it.
I have to go into the city today for a bit more work on the show, so this will be short.