It seems likely
that we are headed for a hot and dry summer. Mulching or top dressing
with compost is so important for this reason. It will help retain moisture
and keep the roots cool. Eventually, as it breaks down, it also improves
the soil. I cannot emphasize these points enough.
Most bulbs we know
prosper in dry summers. This is because their native habitats are normally
like that. They cleverly capture moisture when it's available and use
is efficiently. So why not start thinking about a fall bulb planting
to enjoy next spring? This is a great way to conserve natural resources
and celebrate spring with color.
Please know that
most plants are content to be grown slightly dry rather than wet. So
check the soil down an inch or so before you water or worry. Water efficiently.
Perhaps consider an irrigation system, especially where tree roots are
competing with under story plantings. Trees will tell you they are under
stress by prematurely dropping leaves and looking wilted.
We look forward
to working on projects now that can be implemented in the fall. The
ground will have started to cool and the plants will be happier setting
out new roots. We anticipate clarifying and coordinating with you our
mutual ideas and goals. We want to create garden rooms that will be
in harmony with your dreams, your style and your home. Your garden is
a living space with living things. It is your piece of this earth. You
are allowed to be passionate about it. We encourage this as we work