The Race Weekend folks have a good morning — almost 9:30 and it is still 16 degrees with cloud cover, but no rain. And here at 123 the house has cooled to a much more normal temperature, and muffins are in the oven while the baking's good!
While I was away the garden kind of exploded in the heat — the mustard greens bolted, the alliums pretty much finished up, the hydrangea leaves burned — so now I'm poking away trying to get things in some sort of order. Although how that is possible when milkweed blooms on the 28th of May I'm just not sure! Luckily a monarch was sighted yesterday, so perhaps they're going to keep up with the plant material!
I do love these Siberian irises — they don't do as well as bearded iris in my garden, but they are lovely surprises when they do manage to put on a bit of a show.
This is my favourite of the ornamental onions — Allium christophii.
Finally the tail end of what was once Allium siculum but is now known as Nectaroscordum siculum — I missed almost the whole show!
And now for some very bad news on the subject of things horticultural: it was announced last week that Algonquin College has slated the horticulture program for a phase out. There is but a short window to offer contesting arguments — dissenting opinions must be offered by June 1st! Anyone wishing to voice an opinion can leave me a comment and I'll forward you the link available for public comments.