We finally have gotten a little rain. A soft gentle rain, which was lovely even if it wasn’t near enough of it. Things around here were downright crispy they were so dry. The corn fields had some places that looked pretty poor, but overall it is spotty- some fields having tall cornstalks and looking good, others stunted and dried beyond hope. My maples lost a few leaves …which led to more anticipated arrival of fall to go along with the talk of football around Central Ohio.
Which reminds me of something I find really annoying: weathermen who talk as if they have anything to do with what sort of weather is coming. “They” aren’t bringing any sunshine or rain. But what is REALLY annoying is the kamikaze Japanese beetles. They sound like bumble bees as they buzz straight for you, and they seem to love my hair. arrrggghhh. Not to mention how much destruction they wrecked on my garden. I did notice many of my neighbors also had those bag a bug catchers in their gardens.
It is getting to be time for fall planting of perennials. Last week I weeded quite a bit, and pruned back wayward branches. My plan is to divide off some of my newer perennials for more starts.
I didn’t like some of the heirloom tomatoes as much as last years varieties. Some of them were too mild and not as problem resistant as what I was used to with Better Boy, etc. Last years heirlooms were quite good, and this years weren’t bad, just not quite what I prefer. They did, however have a very smooth interior without lots of seeds, etc.