Once again, the sundial shows us another day is nearly over and we are just four days from the next Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on June 15th. As a reminder for those who haven't participated before or have forgotten, on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on the 15th of every month, post on your blog what is blooming in your garden, then come over here to my blog and leave a comment on my GBBD post so we can find you and your post.
I keep the rules of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day to a minimum. Post whatever you feel like posting about what's blooming on the 15th and leave a comment here to let us know you've posted. That's pretty much it as far as rules go. You can even post late, if you happen to be busy on the 15th.
Already I am looking around the garden to see what will be blooming on Friday and it makes me see the entire garden in a different way, the way a vistor might see it. I want lots to be blooming and be at the peak of perfection.
This hosta, unfortunately, isn't nearly the perfection it should be right now.
This is the passalong hosta from my youngest sister. It is supposed to have great big leaves, and last year it did. I wonder if something I did stunted its growth? Let's see... last spring I dug it up and divided it at her house and brought a division to my house where I promptly planted it.
Then I decided it was planted where the miniature garden needed to be, so I dug it up and put it in a large container for the rest of the summer, and there it overwintered.
Then it sprouted and grew some leaves and I transplanted it to the center of the hosta bed to be THE hosta, the one that everyone would exclaim over. "My, what large leaves", they would say! Other than accidently turning it upside and nearly crushing it with the root ball, I'd say it was an ordinary transplanting process.
So it's a mystery why it is just sitting there not growing. I'll have to go to the big hosta show coming to Indianapolis and ask one of the experts. Yes, "the greatest spectacle in hosta", the American Hosta Society's 2007 convention, is in town next week and it looks like they have some times when they will be open to the public. I think I'll try to go and see some hostas, maybe buy a new big one or a new miniature one, and ask about my hosta.
In the meantime, you can check this old post to see what that hosta used to look like and exclaim over the giant leaves it had last year, to make me feel better. If you think you know what is wrong with it, leave me a comment or an email. (Comment if it is useful information for everyone, email if I've done something stupid with the hosta, so you preserve my self-esteem.)
Another mystery is what happened to the baby wrens.
Yes, the nest is empty. I went to check on the baby wren, "Lily" and the first thing I noticed was the nest was lower in the lilac shrub than before, and it was empty. There is no sign of the unhatched egg or the baby bird. There is no baby bird on the ground anywhere around the nest, either. No signs of struggle, or anything like that.
It's a mystery what happened, but it sounds like this may not have been a happy ending. How long does it take a baby wren to leave the nest. Yesterday the baby bird was sporting some feathers , so maybe today it flew off and is on its own now. Right?