WE OLDER HUMAN TYPES sometimes kid that we are 29 (as in years old), but I’ll tell you what: 29 (as in F degrees) looks like shit on a garden in May. And yes, I said shit. I am old and I am cranky, and foot-tall Astilboides (above) and taller Actaea (aka Cimicifuga) and Rodgersia (below and bottom photos) are cranky, too.
As is the whole place, which was to be open for Garden Conservancy tours today if not for you-know-what, which canceled all that. Thank you for listening. I will shut up now.
Oh, maybe not before saying a P.S.–This is something I posted on Instagram first, where many other gardeners reacted in empathy because last night’s cold wave touched many areas both nearby me (I’m in the Hudson Valley of New York State) and far afield. Join me on Instagram.