I had hurriedly put together all my containers and ensconced them safely on a sheltered porch. I have family who will water them this weekend (I hope they don’t forget!). Ohio is sunny and I brought the rain south with me;0)
When I get back it should be warm enough to plant tomatoes- although I went ahead and put in the Hungarian peppers before I left. I put them in among the herbs, cottage garden style, because peppers are polite society in the garden- unlike the sprawling tomatoes who are usually their neighbors in the veggie garden. I hope to get the tiller into the ground to get the veggies area back in business- it was torn up when we put in the new septic system and the ground has been way too wet to work.I think I will make a new area for the vegetables- I hate to have to work up ground from the start, but I want more sun and if the old place is all overgrown …why not start fresh?
It takes a year or two to get the sod off and the soil to the proper tilth with new organic amendments. The plus side to a new garden is how pretty and neat it looks.
I found a hermit crab and a whelk with the animal still inside…brought it to the house for the kids to observe- then the crab goes back to the ocean this evening. I took pictures of the dunes and beach grass…looked at the cactus and gaillardia that is in the dune area. The oleanders and lantana are the main things blooming although I did see a pretty place with a shell pink climbing rose covered in blooms over a fence. There is something peaceful about the live oak lanes with the hanging Spanish mosses and little ferns upon the branches…. but I have to go back to the beach with the family….so this is the post for now. Rejoice in the day that God has given!