During our wonderful five-day adventure with our granddaughter, the temperatures at home soared into the 90’s. After several days of these extreme temps, some welcome rain arrived.
Turning into the driveway, we were amazed at the growth in the gardens and the flowers in bloom. We literally stopped the car in the middle of the drive to try and take it all in.
On the veggie side, lettuce, beans, peas and spinach are all up while tomatoes, cukes, and squash are trying to cope with the temperature extremes. The raspberries love the heat and are loaded with blooms, and the blueberries and cherries are coming along as well.
As all gardeners know, everything doesn’t grow as you plan. Our flats of zinnias and marigolds that I nurtured from seeds have almost all been eaten by bugs. Disappointing – we do love these annuals because they remind us of someone very special.
Overall, the gardens are looking good – food for the body and flowers for the soul. Love it.
Happy gardening, and if you don’t garden, happy shopping at your local farmers’ market. 🙂