We got a very brief shower this morning. It went south and east of us.
My gardening chores seem to be the same. I spend between 2 and 3 hours each morning weeding, hoeing, watering, spraying for Japanese Beetles both in the yard, and garden and orchard.
For some reason they still aren't bothering the blackberries. I have let some very tall weeds grow up in the patch and am slowly trying to cut them down so I can get to the berries to pick when they ripen.
I watered the corn patch heavily yesterday morning; immediately very strong winds developed and blew over the center of the patch. I hope it will straighten up on its own. We tossed two bales of hay over the fence on that east end of the garden and I will place it as mulch this morning.
The onions, garlic and potatoes are very close to harvest time. I have already pulled several onions and have them laying in an open shed on a rack of sorts to dry. I am still new to growing garlic and have to check and see if I cut off the stalk immediately of the hard neck variety I grow before letting it cure.
Flowers are looking a little scrappy because of no rain and the heat.....which is returning with a vengeance this weekend.
The Kitchen Window Bed is well watered! I left the hose on all night. I haven't done that in a very long time.
My new Indian Giver daylily is already blooming and I am just thrilled. Something about the white edges really appeal to me. I have it in a bed with Hyperion(yellow) and that will be the only colors besides the white of the hydrangea and viburnum. I vow not to stick in some other color!
and here is the entire bed; it looks tiny now but wait until it fills in the 3-foot space!
This jumped out at me when I was checking the garden. What on earth happened to this one seed? They are all planted at the same time.
The kids are dropping by on their way home from Florida. I asked for some good southern tomatoes....and have promised them BLT's if they bring them.