Yikes! Mother Nature is up to her tricks again, and has decided we should skip spring for awhile. The temperature hit 89ºF today. I finally broke down and turned on the air conditioner when the inside temperature hit 84. I don't do heat well. Needless to say, I didn't get as much done outside as I'd hoped, either.
I did supervise Mr. G as he trimmed and thinned out some some shrubs in the back yard. He was trimming the butterfly bush when he realized all the branches were dead- they just broke off. Like the poor rhododendron in the front yard, the butterfly bush is another victim of last summer's drought and the accompanying water restrictions we were under.
I wonder if we'll have the same situation this summer. It makes me wonder whether it's wise to plant a garden. But since I've already started seeds, I may as well plant and hope for the best. To that end I did manage to get some more seedlings potted up into individual containers as they wait for time to be planted out permanently in the garden or in earth boxes.