Steamy

Happy Monday!

Hope your weather is a little more normal as we close out the month of June. We’re under our second heat advisory for the month. 96°F with real feel of 103°F today. 🥵

Last week, Master Gardeners had an invitation to visit a large wholesale perveyor of perennials here in NH. This time of year is not the ideal time to plant, but an opportunity to buy specialty plants at wholesale prices is like going to a candy store for gardeners.

Watering was done this morning before 8:30 a.m., and that will be the only gardening done today. We have a couple of errands, and the rest of the time will be inside with the A/C and ceiling fans running.

Short post on this hot day, but I’ll leave you with a few photos. Have a great week!

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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81 Responses to Steamy

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I like daylilies but so do our deer. They munched on them like candy. We tore out the last of the Happy Returns a few summers ago, and I’m still sad that they don’t return, happily, every summer. Stay cool.

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    • You and lots of folks, I’m sorry to say. When we have our annual plant sale, some flock to the daylilies and others can’t get away from them fast enough. We have deer here, but I guess mine are close enough to the house where we have a motion activated light. Although, I have tons of the orange ditch lilies along the edge of the property. Maybe our deer have too much other good stuff to eat like my hosta. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful flowers! The heat is humid here in southwest Indiana but not as hot as you’re experiencing. Whew that’s miserable! We do usually get a few bouts of it too. I really like the planter you made with window wells, so clever and cool looking. The pinwheel is a great idea. Your garden is lovely, stay cool!

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    • Thank you. The pinwheels actually have done well. This is the second year I’ve used them. I was texting with a friend in IN this afternoon, and her temps were much better but her humidity was higher. I guess we’ve all got hotter and more humid weather.

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    Okay, this is just creepy weird. Captions for photos are over the photos, not underneath. Hard to read. But the worst (and funniest) is the photos of all your “likes” appear in the photo featuring the garden shed. They start to the left of shed and continue across to just past shed. It looks like photos hung on a clothesline!!!

    Your flowers are gorgeous. Glad you will spend rest of day in AC. I didn’t get to water early because I had to get ready to go to lab for tests. Bah! Humbug! Now it’s already boiling out there. If I water now my plants will cook!!

    Ginger

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    • That is interesting, and I’m chuckling about the clothesline. I can’t see it on my end, but I’ve got a visual of what you are seeing. One can never tell when WordPress has a surprise in store. Hope your tests went well.

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  4. Karen says:

    Your vegetable garden is looking really good. I just can’t believe the heat. We’ve got friends heading to New England to enjoy cooler weather, boy will they be in for a big surprise.

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    • Yes, they will be in for a real shock. It is 95 with a real feel of 104 right now. When we lived in the Midwest, we would travel to Houston at least once a year to see family. I remember getting dressed in the morning to go somewhere, opening the door to go to the car, and it felt like you’d stepped up against a humid heat wall. That’s what I think every time we have one of these spells. How did NH suddenly become TX?

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  5. Donna says:

    Stay cool. I’ve been making jelly but not today. Your raspberries are a little ahead of mine. I have picked one so far!!

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    • I’m cooking dinner in a crockpot because I’m not turning the oven on today. 🙂 We’ve picked about a pint so far, but someone or something is taking bites out of some of them and of course they’re going in the compost.

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  6. Oddment says:

    Everything looks beautiful! Except for your temperatures, of course. That heat index is brutal! Yes, stay close to fans and air-conditioner!

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  7. So hot, so humid, so not going back out in the garden again today either!

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    Hot and steamy here, too, Judy. It’s a good day to spend inside with the AC. Your flowers and plants look wonderful, and that picture of the garden in front of your shed is amazing.

    Stay cool!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the beauty, Judy. We have the heat but obviously not the humidity so I’m quite thankful. I can identify with the water schedule. When I water (as the drip system with our rental is broken), I start when I get up at about 5:30 am and water each plant 20 minutes of slow-running water. (Everyone needs to remember that in the desert, we don’t have a garden massed with plants of any sort, but a plant here, another at a distance, etc.). I water until about 8 or 9, depending on the temperature and location of the plant. So it can take several days to do all the plants in the front and back. Fortunately the cacti shouldn’t be watered very often, so that cuts down on the number of plants somewhat. But I do miss all the flowers, which enhances my enjoyment of seeing photos of other people’s. Stay safe and cool!!

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  10. Judy, it’s hard to believe it is so hot there! Your flowers look like they are surviving the heat wave. They are beautiful!

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  11. Your flowers are so pretty, and your vegetable garden is utterly charming. Hot, hot, hot here in Maine, too. I still can hardly believe how hot our summers have became. Back in the day…

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  12. Joyce says:

    We just completed a 4 day run of pouring rain in humid temps. Very unseasonal. I’m hoping things will calm down for our July 4th week at a Lake Michigan cottage. Six adults, six kids under 10. Grandma has a trunk load of artsy-craftsy stuff ready regardless of what the weather gifts us with!
    One thing about humidity is that plants thrive. Your garden looks lush and happy! A container of “plastic” raspberries equal in number to those beauties shown in your picture are $4.99 here. I don’t have the nerve to ask from whence they came! Garden away! It’s sooo worth it!

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    • Across the country, our weather has been just plain weird. Your holiday weekend sounds like heaven except I’m sure you wish the numbers were 8 adults and 10 kids. 🙂 Yes, the plants love the humidity. I wish I could share some of those raspberries with you because they always overwhelm my frig and freezer. 🙂

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  13. Lovely photos of beautiful flowers – glad they don’t seem to be suffering from the heat. Here in UK we have the opposite. Instead of flaming June, we have cold winds, much rain and occasional sunshine. We haven’t needed to water much recently. Everything seems upside-down weather-wise. We do need to wise up……

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  14. Eliza Waters says:

    Looking good, indeed, Judy. The new J. iris is esp. beautiful!

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  16. pbmgarden says:

    Your garden is looking just beautiful Judy! Hope you get a relief from that heat. We’re at 90F this afternoon. I like your new iris. A friend wanted some plants this morning so we dug up a bunch for her. Although we started early it was pretty darn hot. Have a good week.

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  17. tonytomeo says:

    That does not seem too terribly hot, although I know that it is a whole different situation with humidity. I just happened to write about it for today. I think that it is actually cooler here than it is there. The situation in the Pacific Northwest sounds horrid!

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  18. germac4 says:

    Your flowers are looking lovely, and not wilting in the sun as ours tend to do. Your daylily must bring daily joy. I love your vegetable garden, so well organised, and the cute shed is just perfect.

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  19. Michelle says:

    It’s hot here in Virginia, too, but not quite as hot as what you’re having. I’m already looking forward to fall. 🙂

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  20. Nancy says:

    Hello Judy! All looks great! Your garden view is gorgeous! And the window wells put together are working out for you.
    Staying cool is quite difficult here too.
    Stay cool… my friend.

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  21. Your lavender is looking lovely and the whole garden is so pretty. I saw on the news today about the heatwave in Canada and the northern USA. Stay cool! It’s very brisk here at the moment, but the days are still beautiful and sunny.

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  22. By the looks of your beautiful flowers you wouldn’t know it’s so hot there. Stay cool! – Marty

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  23. slfinnell says:

    So much rain here in Mo they’re doing water rescues in some places. Currently glad I didn’t plant potatoes this year. Yours look happy!

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  24. Your garden is beautiful. I left comments on the individual images. I liked them all!

    I’ve had family members here and we’ve been enjoying the lake in the mornings when it’s cool and the water is calmer for paddling. I hope you stay cool!

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  25. bikerchick57 says:

    Judy, your veggie garden is so neat and the flowers are gorgeous! You are also growing two of my favorite fruits…raspberries and blackberries. They will make for yummy jams and muffins or to enjoy just as they are.

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  26. We’ve been getting a lot of rain and my lilies have been going buckwild. I’ve never seen them bloom so heavy. They’re leaning over because the stalks can’t support all the weight at the top. My double tiger lilies look like they might have aphids though. D:

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  27. Steamy here as well but not as bad as where you are. Would love to have some raspberries to pick in my own yard, but I never planted any. We had some volunteer black raspberries for a while but they faded away.

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    • We have one row of raspberries and right now I’m picking a half a pint each morning. This is the first week of picking. They are pretty easy to keep, all I really do is pick in the summer, and prune back the canes that fruited in the fall. I’m anxiously awaiting the blackberries. This will be the first year they have fruited.

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  28. It’s hard to believe how hot it has been in other areas of the country and on the west coast of Canada. We won’t have our heat spell until later, but I have no doubt that it will come. I guess I should enjoy the cool (low 70s) while it lasts. I love the veggie garden and shed. Happy growing!

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  29. Ju-Lyn says:

    We heard about your heat wave all the way over in Singapore!
    Thank goodness for fans & airconditioning!

    Love the view of your vegetable garden – it is so neat and beautiful!

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    • Years back, most people in New England did not have air conditioning, and they didn’t need it because it cooled down at night. Today, window units are seen even in some of the more historic houses because it gets too hot to sleep. Glad you like the veggie garden. 🙂 Hope your weather is more temperate so you can continue your running excursions. 🙂

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      • Ju-Lyn says:

        We were wondering if many of our North American friends would have air-conditioning.

        It is hot & humid all year round so temperate it may not be, but we mostly are used to it.

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  30. Brenda says:

    Hasn’t this heat been horrific! But your gardens look like they are doing marvelously.

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  31. People think of the South as hot and steamy but we have had a beautiful May and a temperate June this year…nothing like the Northeast’s heatwave! It’s a topsy turvy world!

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    • It’s like Mother Nature took the ‘normal’ weather patterns and shook them like dice and threw them down. The various areas of the country just aren’t equipped, people or plants, to deal with these dramatic shifts. Bumpy weather roads ahead I think.

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  32. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful blossoms Judy. Based on the rest of the country tho, I’m not sure I’d. All your weather steamy!

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  33. Such a lovely garden, Judy. Those raspberries look delicious.

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  34. So lovely, beautiful flowers 🌸!

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