I’m still in shock that it’s July! While the temperatures were in the upper 80s and lower 90s, the humidity has been at bay. So, it has actually be a very nice summer so far!
We are still enjoying all the cucumbers. This week, we plan to take some to Logan’s for the Plant a Row for the Hungry
The fun in the garden included:
- Took wildlife photos for a talk I plan to give the Herb Society in August and the JC Rauslton Arboretum in March.
- Dead leafing daylilies, Crinums.
- Dead heading daylilies, Crinums.
- Pulling Cleome and Castor Beans.
- Weeding. Found some porcelain vine on the south side. I hope I got it all.
- Surprised all this went in to 12 yard wast cans! Thew, this is a lot of editing for it being so early summer in the summer.
- Pruned roses.
- Relocated water storage units to areas needed most. Originally located in areas with new plantings. Those plantings are now established. As such, moved units to areas needed now.
- Ordered a bee skep. I tried to find one locally, but to no avail.
- Planted more zinnia seeds.
- When I heard Smith and Hawkins business was closing, I went to the store at Crabtree Valley mall to pay my respects to the employees. I spoke there on several occasions and thought they had a very good group of employees – knowledgeable, polite, helpful. My heart goes out to them and their families as they face unemployment by Christmas.
- Filled bird feeders
- Provided clean water to the bird baths.
- Gave a talk to the Holly Springs Garden Club on Container Gardening. It was a delightful group!
- Planted and potted some bulbs sent to my by Becky Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs Thanks Becky!
- Worked on updating Helen’s Haven plant id book. It is a big task. I needed to make sure I had all plants listed for upcoming tours and photo shoots. When Tim Alderton of the JC Raulston returns from vacation, he will come over so we can verify I have the correct listings and that I didn’t miss anything. The JCRA is very lucky to have Tim. I’m very lucky to call him friend.
Gardening With Confidence