It rained all day today, a good soaking rain. The last two weeks have been kind to us, for we have seen about 3.5" of rain over that period, usually coming about a half inch at a time. Today we received about 1.25".
I'm really glad to see it because I said last summer that I wasn't planting a single new plant this fall, as I had my hands full watering what I already had. As it happened, I did plant just a few new things: (In my defense, several of these were given to me and it would have been bad manners not to accept them.)
3 Wax Myrtles
2 Butterfly Bushes
9 Sweet Autumn Clematis
3 Balloon Flowers
2 Pincushion Flowers
1 Crape Myrtle
Christine suggested in a recent comment that perhaps buying more plants might subdue the urge to dig things up and move them around. I'm afraid not. After buying all of the above, I moved:
1 Koreanspice Viburnum
1 David Viburnum
2 Japanese Hollies
2 Tea Olives
1 Mock Orange
1 Wax Myrtle (yes, one of the new ones)
Hundreds of Daylilies
Dozens of Irises, Asters, and Coreopsis
Several Salvias and Liriope
And mind you, this is just since September.
And it doesn't include Teresa's Charleston Garden, which is her responsibility.
And I've probably forgotten something.
You know, I didn't realize until I typed this exactly how much digging I did this year. You would think I didn't have a life...(That's my wife you hear in the background, mumbling something about shoes fitting.)
Anyway, I hope it rains all winter and spring so all these plants can establish good, healthy roots!