Last week it was cold, rainy and dreary here in Toronto, but this week it’s like summer has already arrived. It’s 27 C (80 F) right now and with humidity it feels more like 30 C (86 F)! That’s much warmer that it usually is in May.
Oh and I can’t really complain about the cool rainy weather last week. We’ve had great weather here in Toronto all year – no snow in February or March and spring like temps since early march – so how can I complain about a few bad days here and there? Besides – my beautiful garden needed the rain.
Since I knew the weather was going to be good this week and it looks good for next week too … last night my husband and I went to a new garden center shortly after Chris came home from work. I’d visited their website and found out that on Wednesdays they don’t charge tax! That means that along with taking advantage of some spring sales on plants we also got 13% off to total price.
We bought over $100 worth of annuals and veggies. Now I just have to plant them.
I was going to go out into the garden earlier today and start working on some of my planters, but it was so hot when I went out I decided to hold off for a while. Perhaps I’ll do a few planters this evening. Hey .. it’s light out until about 9 pm so I’ll have a few hours to work and it should be cooler … or well, at least the sun won’t be shining quite so brightly on my back as I work!
Since the weathers been so nice all Spring I thought we’d have the patio set up before now … but we haven’t hauled our glass and metal patio table and chairs out of the basement and storage area yet so I think we’ll probably do that this weekend. We’ll also get out our solar lights. I like to place them in the garden beds so that we have a little bit of ambient light at night.
Sometime this weekend I want to shop for some cushions for our patio chairs. They’re nice chairs, but a small cushion to lean on might be nice. I find my back hurts a bit if I sit in our patio chairs for too long. I might also look at outdoor rugs to place on the patio under the patio table.
Do you have plans for the long weekend? It’s Victoria Day here in Canada and I believe in the Us it’s Memorial day so I’m sure a lot of people are going up to the cottage, camping or getting together with family. We don’t have any family or travel plans … just the gardening plans. Our weekends have been pretty busy over the last few weeks so it might be nice to just stick around home and get some things done that we’ve been putting off – ie like putting together the patio table and chairs etc.