I have been gardening, not blogging, and this was one of my resolutions for 2007. So far so good. It has been hot here, but we received some rain earlier this month; a huge downpour on the Fourth, which as a lady at Curve’s said “We will take what ever comes and not complain.” Bravely said, since they marched in the local parade.
Not I, though…no, I was busy grilling fresh, never-frozen, tuna steaks that had been flown in that morning from Hawaii. Ahhh, the beauty of the great country we live in!! Amen!
My garden rejoiced in that rain, even though since then it is somewhat dry again.
In one of those do as I say, not as I do situations: keep your containers watered! I let mine dry a bit, and they take awhile to recover if you do that. I wish now I had used that soil with the water retaining pellets. The containers overall look fairly good and I have been fertilizing. I took a few pictures, but will do a post when I have more examples blooming fully.
Saturday I weeded and worked until I was sick. Literally. The heat makes me sick and I didn’t drink enough water, but I pushed through because I wanted to keep the garden renovation momentum going. Besides weeding, did a bunch of mid-season mulching. took care of getting out some poison ivy, too. It was a productive day, but I paid for it.
The lavender and ageratum along the walk are finally looking like they took hold – it was a chore to keep them alive when everything was so dry and hot, but the rains helped and I weeded them Saturday. Purslane and grass are terrible invaders in this area of the garden.