I can talk flowers this Monday, but not veggies. My veggies in raised beds are done for the year because they couldn’t make it through the every other day rainfall. I’m sure the local farmers markets will look forward to my business. I guess there is a first time for everything, and this is the first time I’ve had no fresh veggies in mid August.
My flowers have endured the heat, humidity and every other day rain. Matter of fact, some of them have flourished. It’s pretty out there.
So, what am I doing with no veggies to tend? Well, I’m getting a little work done in preparation for fall. I’ve moved a few small plants when I know it is going to rain, which is quite often. I’m also making a list of larger plants that need moving, but I need to wait for cooler weather. I think in the official definition of gardener there is an asterisk and the words ‘moves plants.’ 🙂
I’ve painted numerous outdoor items. I may be helping the economy with the purchase of spray paint so I could update eight trellises and an obelisk. I’ve also painted a sign, the chicken coop, and next on my list is a very small storage shed. I like to paint so these chores aren’t a problem.
The truck has come in handy hauling branches and yard waste to recycling. I’m fighting two invasive vines – Virginia Creeper and Oriental Bittersweet. They’re definitely winning the war, but I’m still putting up a fight so they don’t snuff out all the trees on the property border.
It’s 62° F this morning with a side of 90% humidity. The humidity is getting old, but I’m headed out anyway because the summer is coming to a close, and I don’t want to miss a minute of it. 😎
Happy Monday friends, and enjoy the week, because somehow it is only two weeks until Labor Day.