UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,

The Plants Continue…

Thanks to everybody who wrote in on the Mystery of the Murderous Garlic–very helpful! (And if you have this problem yourself, the LJ thread has a wealth of information!) Clearly I have been spoiled by native plant gardening, and need to adjust my expectations to the fact that vegetables are divas and require watering more then every three weeks.  (When I expand the bed this fall in preparation for next year’s all-out veggie assault, I will include a soaker hose.)

It’s too damn hot to do anything worthwhile in the yard other than fill the birdbaths and dump a little water on the newest plants.  Having done that this morning, I am hoping that I will actually summon the rainstorm that is threatening to blow through.

Meanwhile, have some random photos.

The rose mallow, a type of hibiscus, has flowered extravagantly. I cannot get over the fact that you can plant hibiscus in the GROUND here.

My volunteer sunflower has flowered. Next year, I will find a way to grow those mammoth sunflowers...

Originally published at Squash's Garden. You can comment here or there.

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