The summer is drawing to a close and, as usual for this time of year, the garden is looking pretty overgrown.
Some okra and peppers I recently harvested.
The corn is dried out, so I will pull it up and put it into storage for now. I will bring it back out later, to use for fall yard decoration.
The tallest of the corn was around 9′.
My morning glory vines were destroyed by spider mites this year, but I managed to save the moonflowers. There have been blooms every evening now for the past couple of weeks.
The corn is tasseling and the hibiscus is blooming!
Today is historically known as Midsummer Day, and it’s time for an update! My gardening activities were by necessity scaled back this year due to having ankle surgery last March. However, I did get some planting done and things are coming along nicely. In a switch from recent years, my flower gardens are doing better than my vegetable garden.
Zinnias in my front yard flower bed.
More zinnias and some marigolds. The climbing vines are morning glories and moonflowers.
Pepper plant and flowers.
Tomato plant and flowers.
There was a squirrel feeding at the bird feeder during a brief rainstorm this afternoon. Notice how he is holding his tail over himself to keep the rain off. I have heard that squirrels do this but had never seen it before.
Meanwhile, work has begun on my 2019 Almanack & Garden Journal! Watch for it to be available sometime in the Fall!
Spring was rather late in coming this year. But I haven’t had much garden news to post anyway because I had ankle surgery in early March and was unable to do any outdoor work. However, the recovery process is coming along and today I was able to get a little work done in my flower garden beds. I dug the soil in preparation for planting and I also purchased several seedlings.
The soil in my flower bed is loosened for spring planting. I have two daisies from last year that have returned again this year.
Marigolds which will be planted in my flower beds.
More daisies to be planted in the flower bed.
A couple of ornamentals for planting elsewhere in the yard.
Some tomato and pepper plants for the vegetable garden.
My daffodils are in full bloom, and spring-like weather is in the air!
Last weekend it was in the 60s, perfect weather for digging up the garden beds to prepare for Spring. Today it was in the low 20s, with freezing rain and then sleet.
Spent the day digging the vegetable garden beds, preparing them for planting later this spring!
Nothing going on in the garden at this time of year, but here are a couple of new photos!
The Moon rising over my garden beds
My backyard weather station silhouetted against the mid-winter sunset.
Just in time for the new year, my 2018 Almanack & Garden Journal is available for download! Use the link at the top of the page or on the sidebar to get your copy.