Peony for your thoughts? Some old timers call them "pine-ys". They are fully in bloom and lovely right now. These are the kind of plants that can benefit from some staking because those blooms are BIG and heavy. But I don't stake my peony plants, so tomorrow I might find all the flower stems bent over double trying to hold up these BIG flowers.
I hope not.
I also hope that the rumors aren't true. My boss first told me about the rumor on Monday, almost as soon as I returned to work.
Then my sister called and left a message in the evening to tell me her husband had heard the rumor and if it was true, what should she do?
I didn't get right back to her, so she left me another voice mail on Tuesday. Then a couple of other people asked me if I had heard the rumor.
I did some checking, and I don't think the rumor is going to turn out to be true. That's the thing about rumors, you can't always believe them. But sometimes they are so believable, you should take the time to check them out, just in case. Then you can prepare yourself.
And the rumor?
That we might get some frost Thursday night or Friday night.
That would not be good.
It would be cruel. The month of May can not, would not, do that to us! Not after all the lovely warm days we've had. Could it?
But I checked the weather and it appears the lows will be in the low 40's Thursday night, high 40's Friday night, so we should be okay.
I didn't panic when I first heard the rumors. I stayed calm, I kept my wits about me. I didn't even flinch. Why? Because I haven't planted the frost-tender vegetable plants yet. And if we have a spring frost around here, it would only really settle in the lower lying areas, and of course the vegetable garden is at the lowest point in the back yard.
But even though I think there won't be frost in the next few days, I think I'll wait until Saturday to plant my tomatoes and peppers and the rest of the vegetable garden. Just in case...