Beginning of June- all roses in bloom. Too much RL life garden work to record it all, but worth it. I got a pat on the back from my husband for the huge advance in garden renovation. I couldn’t have done it without him and the kids. Still a long way to go, but several garden spaces look like gardens again.
Failure with half of the broccoli. I don’t know what went wrong- plants looked good initially, but then weakened to shriveled sorry looking things. I added lime, but maybe too late? My daughter suggested cats… that could be it- they dig up the best parts of the garden for you-know-what, and may have disturbed the roots enough for the hot winds to dessicate the plants. Don’t know. I do know that as soon as I get a garden ready for plants the cats have just got to come and squat in it- right in front of me with brazen arrogance.
It has heated up far beyond June’s usual pleasant warmth- we are in Midsummer dog days right now- this being the way Ohio feels in the July- August months. The humidity will just wilt you. Fields show some flooding, but nothing serious yet- conducive to disease with the temperatures so high, though.
I know I need to weed the back vegetable garden to keep it under control- but dread that unless the temperatures drop. Although I do get up early at this time of my life- so I suppose I could start working at dawn instead of blogging and drinking coffee! When it is hot and humid here in Ohio you can work in the morning or evening- the midday will just sap the life out of you; although some of us are mad enough to do it anyway (yes, guilty). Ok, I’m starting to whine, now.
I have just one more flowerbox container to fill…then work shifts to weeding out that front garden again. I finished about a fifth of it last week. June is one of the prettiest months in this garden- so even that front weedbed of a garden has roses, peonies, and blue Siberian irises, with some veronica and blue geraniums. All in all, it gives a little pleasure to look at at as long as one doesn’t look too closely. I have alot of pruning and shaping to do with some of the trees and shrubs… we’ll see how far I get.
Husband did some hardscaping in a patio area, now I just have to dress it with some containers, etc.
Things are coming along.
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