I took all the photos Sunday morning with the sun still rising and a light cloud cover.
I had been dreading August because July was sooooo hot and dry. August is usually our hot, dry month. I figured as bad as July was, August was going to be worse. Now, I could have done with out the wind and hail damage from the storm last week. However, we've got some decent rain and many plants are looking better. Some vegetables don't have enough time to produce, but I've planted a few quick growing vegetables in hopes of those harvests this fall. You'll notice there is little color in the garden. Flowers just didn't form in the heat and drought. There is still time. Hopefully, autumn will be more colorful. I have hope that the self seeding annuals will still make seeds if frost doesn't come early this year. The jury is still out on my gourd vines. Those teepee trellises should be covered with vines by now, but the heat held everything back. The cooler days have made being in the garden a joy again. I'll wait until spring to see which perennials are truly gone, but I'm making some plans for new plantings including bulbs to go in this fall. Since the soil is wet still, I got out there and attacked the weeds really well. The alley really looks dead. Hopefully, next spring it will be filled with wildflowers. I put seeds from the spring blooming annuals out there as they finished, and have been acquiring other seeds from friends to add to the space.
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