I haven't had much to write, because I've kind of holed myself up inside the house. It's been hot and dry. Lots of drooping due to low humidity. Me included!
My First Tomato!
There are some plants that seem to handle the heat and humidity better than others. These are the ones I need to write down on a list to remember for next year!
The Blooms are coming in on the Garlic Chives
I have a "formal" herb garden that I had planned on keeping neat and pruned. I should have known better! It's grown wild and woolly. It's hard to get motivated to do constant pruning in the summer heat. Add two kids under the age of three, and forget about it!
I've had lots of lovely blooms in the Butterfly Garden this summer. Bees aplenty. I've seen fewer butterflies this year. I wonder if the drought has taken its toll on the prettiest insect.
Hydrangea aborescens "Annabelle"
These Hydrangeas do not like the heat and humidity! They look like they're on the verge of collapse by midday.
Rudbeckia "Black Eyed Susan" and Dahlia "Alpen Diamond"
I've been pleased with the blooms on my Alpen Diamond Dahlia. My "Evan Matthew" is still pretty small with no blooms. Sigh. I hope I don't lose it again over the winter months.