I was just outside with Charlie looking over the plants. Some are looking pretty bad from the heat and I may cut them back soon.
The tall zinnias have about had their day, but I’m going to let all the blooms flower. They are leaning every which way because the stalks are so tall.
The yellow gold zinnias in the blue raised garden are still looking splendid and I’m really enjoying them.
They are less than 2 feet high so they don’t bend and fall over. These smaller zinnias grow more like a small bush that branches out.
The Tomato Plant:
The tomatoes I’m getting now are kind of hard and much smaller. Cherry tomatoes aren’t that big to begin with. Lately they’ve had brown scars around the stem.
That tomato plant is about 7 feet tall now. Maybe when the tomatoes are only growing up toward the top they get less root energy.
Plus the heat seems to discourage many plants.
On the other hand my white clematis is blooming again. I first noticed the blooms down toward the ground.
The vines must have grown where they aren’t in direct heat. The clematis refuses to bloom when it gets really hot.
The daisies were starting to bloom again when we had a couple of cooler days. But now that it’s hotter again they’re fading away.
But the morning glories are finally beginning to bloom.
The other day I was standing at the French doors looking out. And saw a blue morning glory on the fence separating me from my neighbor.
I was kind of shocked. Every year I plant those lovely blue morning glories but haven’t had any bloom for over 20 years.
If it hadn’t been sunny I would have grabbed my camera. When I see another one I’ll be sure to get a picture.
Those purple ones that grow everywhere like weeds are starting to bloom as well.
The herbs are even looking tired.
I suppose I’ll start cleaning up out there soon. I’ll take my garden snips to the perennials that are dying back. Then I can thinly layer the zinnias Margie sent me over the top.
Hopefully they’ll have time to grow and bloom before fall sets in.
What’s the state of your garden?