We’ve had so much rain that plants are starting to become waterlogged. Only plants that are made to grow in standing water are doing well, like these purple-blue spiderwort. You can’t do much to hurt this flower unless you plant it in a dry, sunny spot. They thrive in damp, dark places, which I seem to have in abundance this summer. Unfortunately, they also spread and can be very difficult to eradicate once they begin to encroach on other plants and flowers. I have a large clump of spiderwort that I’ve tried to relocate twice, and every year a few shoots come back in the old spot. If I don’t get right on them, I’m right back where I started a year or two later with a huge clump that needs to be removed again! Still, I like them because they require little maintenance and their pretty blossoms brighten a dark spot.
On another note, all this rain is getting a bit depressing. I know I shouldn’t complain … a few bad snowstorms aside, we’ve been luckier than most. But still. We had virtually no spring and our summer is looking pretty dismal so far. I hope things will start to improve soon!
P.S. This is my camera’s one-year anniversary! Hard to believe I was someone who never even tried to take pictures with a point and shoot! It’s been a great journey and I’m VERY hooked on this hobby … even though the learning curve is a real doozie!