“Changed Plans”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Early morning rain stopped any garden work today. It started raining about 6 a.m. It has been rather dry lately, so the .22 inches of rain was welcomed. This is my last weekend to work in the garden before going back to work on Monday. The rain changed those plans. It is so hard to find the time to garden when you work Monday through Friday as many of you know. That is why I was looking to get a few things finished today and tomorrow, but even more rain is predicted for Sunday.
Even though my garden plans were stopped, the plants do need watering especially if I won’t be able to water as extensively any more since I won’t be home in the day time. One plant that appreciated today’s morning shower was the blue butterfly bush. It has thrived on our recent high temperatures, in fact it is one of the few plants that is blooming right now.
This is the third year it has been in my garden, and this year it has really grown. It dies back to the ground in winter, but must be big enough now that it comes back early and strong. It has done very well, and I am sure next year will be even better. I certainly enjoy seeing those little blue “butterflies”.