The mulch has arrived, and the flower beds look just great. I’m impatient to have things planted, but the dryness of the ground is evident. I watered on Monday, and on Tuesday everything was bone dry again. I think it would take hours of watering every day just to keep new plantings alive. I doubt I could keep up with it. I think the best plan is to wait to plant some things until fall, and then put in a lot of bulbs and such for a glorious spring bloom.
Right now I’m relishing how nice the garden looks, even with just the old growth greenery in there.