Saturday, January 2, 2010
Once the rains start everything just stays wet. When it is foggy even the air is soggy. I moved a few plants and the ground is a soggy mess, especially where there is a cover of leaves. Ew, two or three inches of gooshy partially decayed leaves! Anyway, the way the ground holds water in winter, and never has a chance to dry out, means plants that come tagged 'need good drainage' probably are not a good bet here. I am trying some of them in pots, hoping they might get better drainage. I currently have a chocolate cosmos snugged up against the house to keep it from getting too cold. It did just fine over the hot summer, in a bit of shade, but I have lost several in winter. Hopefully the pot is the answer. Next I think I will try bleeding heart. The sun is shining through the fog this morning; it looks like a good day for farmer's market and working in the garden.