I went out to see the flowers. I sprayed Deer-Off on the daylilies, tiger lilies, jasmines, and the smaller roses. I picked a couple of basil leaves and had them with tomatoes, garlic, and Romano(?) cheese.
Dad planted the impatiens, red columbines, iris cristata and witch hazel. I watered them, and then sprayed them with Deer-Off. It looked like something was digging around or eating the pinks, so I sprayed them, too. The pink lily-of-the-valley started blooming. I picked a stem of that. The white lily-of-the-valley is blooming, too. The sweet woodruff is blooming. I think something was eating the blossoms off the 'Pocahontus' lilac, but it has a couple of panicles(?) of bloom under some leaves. The azaleas are blooming. I got pictures of them. The dogwoods are blooming. It doesn't look like the portulaca took too well to yesterday's rainstorm. The red-flowered zonal geraniums in the raised bed still looked good.
I think most of the plants I got from Logee's, except for the blueberry, are going in the raised bed or in pots. That will be much easier than planting them in the ground.
Much later: I talked with A. for an hour and a half. It's so refreshing to talk with someone who believes in science, which I don't get a lot of around here.
I finished Under the Rushes. TallCR really liked it. I thought it was good, but there were some character types and tropes I had seen before.
The transgendered woman character is killed off, as transgendered women characters often are. There is a disproportionately high murder rate of transgendered women of color, but it's something of a cliche that it happens in books, too, for effect. Taern is a prostitute with a heart of gold. That's a stock character in fiction. He had his own personality, but I've seen that character type used many times before.