We're finally getting some much needed rain! Unfortunately its a typical Alaskan rain, where it drizzles all day but without any major accumulation. Regardless, it will help with the many wildfires burning right now, and my garden is VERY happy. I did have to leave the hoop house closed up today, to maintain a more reasonable temperature. It has been in the mid 80's for over a week, and today it never got higher than 55. My Brussels Sprouts are happy for the shower, growing twice their size in the last 24 hours, and the cabbages are chugging right along themselves. The beans are sprouting like crazy, and the lettuce is absolutely singing out there!
Mom and I went to Northern Fruits Nursery in Palmer today. She got 2 Evans Cherry Trees for a very decent price, and I got a 3 color Peony. The owner is a lovely woman who was even kind enough to invite me into her home to show Lily the cutest little gosling! I have been going to this greenhouse for trees and perennials for about 12 years now, and she never disappoints! I just created a new flower bed where the remains of the first compost pile was and I will add the Peony to that, planting it amongst the Iris and Columbine. I'll take a picture when the sun comes back out!