Well, crispy critters are not really gone...just relocated to the other side of the flower bed that is almost full shade.
They will be much happier here...they have many friends and no more of that hot sun!
Of course that leaves this an empty spot for something. I'm not sure what I will put there next year, but I know what I will put there for today!
Today is seed planting day--Bluebonnet seeds that is. I soaked the seeds overnight (this is just 1 batch, I did more!)
Then Sunday morning I raked through the dirt with my trowel, and scattered the seeds in the bed where the hostas were...
then here in the wildflower bed
Then here in another part of the sunny bed I cleaned out. You just "sow" the seeds, you don't plant them, and you need to keep them watered until they form rosettes. I can't remember how long that took last year. I just know I had pretty little seedlings all winter. Bluebonnets need lots of sun--that's why I think they will work where the hostas were.
It was a wonderful day in the garden, full of hope and anticipation for good things to come!