I can’t put it off much longer…I have to confess. You’ve probably been wondering why you haven’t read anything about my “Project Summer Flowers” for a long time…
I’ve finished off the fledgling plants in my summerhouse. I’m simply not suited to be a “plant mother.”
We had the most amazing weather for Whitsun here in Denmark: clear, sunny skies and 28 degrees in the shade.
I enjoyed it to the full – went away for the weekend with my husband and kids for three days – and forgot all about the poor little plants.
It must have been at least twice as hot in the summerhouse, and what little water they had must have already evaporated the first day.
When we returned home on Monday and found them limp and slumped over the type box, I pretty much knew that it was over.
Nonetheless, I put them outside in the fresh air and provided them with new supplies. Both Lars and I have been checking on them several times a day. But to no avail.
We probably should have done that BEFORE we left. They actually should have been planted out…they were big enough for it.
And then we should have arranged for someone to check on them…
But I didn’t get around to it and now it’s over. They never turned into more than tiny seedlings – quite embarrassing, considering how many of you were following their progress here on the blog.
I’ll just have to admit once and for all that this is not were my abilities and interests lie. I’ve never been good at these things and probably never will be.
I’m more of a perennial girl – at least they look after themselves. And then I’m happy to pick a bouquet of wildflowers or buy a few bunches from the greengrocer to supplement. /Vivian