Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was pleasant. Mine was low key but spread out over 5 days (most of it involving a turkey CLICK HERE).
Thanksgiving day was very mild and clear and there was even some deck time before my guests arrived.
Saturday, when other guests arrived, it never got past 40 and we got 1/2" of rain.
It was forecasted, so on Friday I set up one of the tubs back at the shed to catch some rainwater.
You may recall how many new shrubs I planted in mid-November (CLICK HERE). Well, it's been pretty dry this fall and most of those new shrubs are under 8-10" of well chopped leaves.
A light rain would never make it to the soil. So yesterday I watered the viburnums along the golf course as well as the 9 shurbs in the compost bin.
In the front yard I have a couple of kitty litter jugs right handy to water the 2 transplanted hollies and the rhody.
They say that most late planting failures (especially for mums) is that watering is neglected at this crucial time when the roots are trying to get established. And we've only gotten 1.5" rain all month. I'll water maybe once a week while the tub isn't frozen. (Some cold nights but above freezing days this week - only 25F this morning.)
I'm just doing my best to give the new babies what they need to get a good grip. After all, they have a lot to battle against (and I need excuses to be outside on nice days). You can see in the bottom pic how the deer totally stripped that one viburnum. *sigh* Fingers crossed.