Aaaahhhhh! The garden is at the height of its summer beauty right now! My garden elf and helper Kateri and I have managed to get rid of the weeds growing between the bricks of the patio – using white vinegar. The weeds have been pulled from all the gardens. Kateri watered while I was at tennis. Watering is what I do first thing in the morning – I have three different places where I set up the sprinkler, and let it go for a bit over an hour. And then all the pots have to be watered, and the bird bath needs to be refreshed.
I love wandering around and taking care of all the different parts of the different gardens. It’s amazing the mini-climates that exist – weeds that grow in one part of the veggie garden and not in another, for instance.
The impatiens gardens are all mounded up and gorgeous. The raised bed is full of green zinnias this year, each trying to grow taller than the next. The peppermint is ready to harvest again. The tomatoes are busy turning red – and pulling over their little cages.
And the potatoes! Kateri and I have been googling and getting differing advice on how to harvest what will be a bumper crop. And if you like collard greens – I have plenty.
I love looking at all the gardens from all different angles. This is one time of year when it’s easy to get me to sit down and just enjoy.