What a summer! Wetter than we’ve had in a while. And hotter sooner. Plus the daylilies bloomed earlier than I ever remember. They are almost totally done for the season. I remember when they didn’t even bloom until early July. Our growing season is longer, too.
The real daylily surprise was that the deer ate a couple of beds of them. I don’t remember deer ever eating any. But after I sprayed with Liquid Fence all the impatiens beds and the phlox and the Swiss chard – they tackled the daylilies. So now I’m spraying them. And using the spray on the squash blossoms on everything that has them – since the squirrels have decided the blossoms are a tasty treat. I have no idea if that will work or not with squirrels. Crossing my fingers!
Harvested a ton of green beans. Last year was the first year to try growing them – and none made it in from the garden. I ate them by the handfuls as I walked around. This year I managed to cook them with potatoes – my favorite.