Because the next day, it won't. Yes, it's raining again. We had two gloriously sunny, warm days, and I think it was sunny really early this morning when I peeked through a tiny slit in my eyelids at 5:30. It always amazes me how early the sun comes up in the summertime here. By the time I actually woke up, around 7:00, the skies were full of clouds and it was . . . raining. I can hardly bear to say the word.
At least I got some outside work done yesterday. Wes and I went to Canadian Tire (which is not really a tire store) and got some planting containers and what we've always called a swing blade. It was called something else on the shelf, and now I can't remember what it was. You see, our back yard is so bad that it requires the use of a swing blade to begin clearing it out. Weeds as tall as I am. Our yard backs up to the highway and a hiking trail. We also went to a local plant nursery and got some sun-loving plants for our south-facing balcony and front yard, and some shade-loving plants for the teeny-tiny deck on the back of our house, facing north. For the balcony, we got a clematis vine and some mock strawberry plants, and in the front yard I have two miniature roses that I've been rescuing (read: cheap buys at the grocery store), a container with some celosia in it (because we like its feathery stuff), and two empty pots yet to be filled. For the back deck, I bought a planter box that fits over the porch rail and put some impatiens in it, a few more in a clay pot, a couple of coleus in a pot, and one little hosta in a pot.
I spent a couple of hours planting flowers and clearing the back porch, and Wes whacked away some of the larger weeds, and everything looks so much better now. I would show you some pictures . . . but did I mention it's raining again?
P.S. I am very - and I mean very - new at gardening. If any of you experienced gardeners have any suggestions for container gardening, I'm all ears. Or eyes, as the case may be.