We are having a short respite from the extremely hot temperatures, but the rain that deluged most of the east coast on Tuesday mostly bypassed us. The gardens are dry and I am still on hose duty. We are puppy sitting this week for a friend and loving every minute. Boca (a teacup Pomeranian) is “helping” me in the garden in the mornings.
2. This is what the ground looks like in the garden.
3. The tomatoes like the heat. In an effort to outwit the squirrels, I’m bringing them into the garage to finish ripening. Every morning I find the ones that need to be used and either make a pot of sauce or cut them up and freeze them.
4. A chore I need to get done: These pretty sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) will self-seed like crazy if I don’t cut them back. They are lovely filler in arrangements or just by themselves in a vase.
5. When this Schubertii allium dried, the stalk was hollow so I stuck it on a bamboo stake. Even my raised beds with drip irrigation are pathetic in this heat. The beans are not doing well.
6. Borrowed landscape. A spectacular crepe myrtle two doors down. But it has been too hot to be outside to enjoy it except in the early morning.
That’s my quick six for this week, a meme started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. I learn something every week from the participating gardeners. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in. #lovemygarden