It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US. It’s a time to get together with family, having barbeques and cleaning graves. It also marks the start of summer for Americans. My co-workers and I discussed our vegetable gardens now that the danger of frost is past.
Monday was Victoria Day in Canada, which marks the beginning of weed season. It’s celebrated by watching fireworks, hosting parties, and bemoaning the post-winter garden’s preponderance of dandelions and thistles.
I’m going out today (stateside) for mulch. I’ll be transplanting sedum and other favorites to make room for vegetables. Or as we call it in these parts, “Botany experiments.” It’s also a sort of anti-animal husbandry, as the practitioner must prevent Señor Huemul (the neighborhood buck) from dining al fresco.