Garden Revisited

It’s been so hot. 30+ days of 90+ heat and at least half of those have been 100+ degrees.  We’ve been busy watering to keep everything afloat.  Lots of things are drying out and starting to turn brown.  But with the rain we got this past Sunday, I decided to grab the camera and snap a few shots of things that are doing well in the garden.  You saw the new sunflowers yesterday, so here’s a few other things going on…

First, we’ve still got lots of tomatoes on the vine!  J used up most of his harvest to make a yummy pasta sauce last Saturday.  This has definitely been our best year for tomatoes, all thanks to putting them in the ground this year instead of in pots.

Next, the millet plant that caught my eye at the farmer’s market a month ago is doing great. I was afraid it was too hot for it, but it loves the heat. A pesky squirrel broke off two of the seed pods a few weeks ago. We found them in the yard and I picked them up and added them to my herb wreath. But now there are 4 new seed pods growing.

Speaking of my herb wreath, I’ve added new things to it and it’s close to being done.  Two weeks ago I clipped back all the herbs to keep them from flowering and added the clippings to the wreath along with some more grapevine.  I also added the broken millet seed pods to it.  Leaving it out in the heat has certainly sped up the drying process.

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