Well, there went summer. I finally caught up with the weeds since we had a break in the heat and humidity, and I actually felt like gardening for a change. I should have taken a photo of the piles and piles of crabgrass, hogweed, etc. Yuck. There have been a few bright spots the last few weeks despite the groundhogs and rabbits ruining some of my planned color combos.
Kim’s daylily and the bottle tree
The new porch is looking spiffy – need to thin those lilacs
Yarrow and Faith’s phlox – with an interloper to be removed
The Brugmansia bloomed – I think this is year 8
The humidity has brought out lots of cool mushrooms
I grew a heart shaped tomato
This funky dragonfly showed up
And these guys returned…..
That’s it for now. I’m looking forward to cooler days and better gardening weather. We still need to landscape around the new porch, thin out the lilacs, prune back the forsythia hedge, transplant stuff, etc. etc. etc.
Summer is speeding by! The garden has taken a back seat this year due to travel, the porch project, family visits and our new grandbaby. Plus it was hot, and then the monsoons came. Things are growing but due to neglect, weather, and varmints this has been a challenging summer.
In July, we traveled to the Canadian Rockies and the Bugaboo Mountains for some hiking. I saw lots of wildflowers. The scenery wasn’t too shabby either.
When we returned home, we found the daylilies were in full bloom …
We finished the porch…
In August, we had visits from this mama and her babies
And the groundhog was back.. see him just to the right of the birches? Grrrrr
He hasn’t gotten the tomatoes yet…
Today I finally did some weeding – here’s before
The rains are returning… maybe I’ll tackle the back garden tomorrow…or not. Summertime…..