Today is a bit cooler. There’s a decent breeze outside.
Of course for some of my plants it’s just too late. Such a shame to look outside and see dead shriveled blooms, as some of the petunias have already kicked the bucket.
But I do still have a good number of plants still growing and blooming and producing veggies.
This will definitely be part of my garden strategy next year, because I’m losing too many plants far too soon. When I’m not so tired maybe I can get a shade alternative figured out.
I’ve been planting more and more perennials the past few garden cycles and many have been coming back year after year. You have to think of perennials as an investment in your garden.
Yesterday after the sun went down I worked outside trimming and dead heading my plants. I cut back some plants so that others underneath could get more sunlight. I like to keep things tidied up.
I’m certainly not one to let things get out of hand and then have a lot of garden work to take care of. I find that going out every day and doing maintenance works best for me.
I’m working away on my home project. I’d say I’m probably on the home stretch.
I will be painting a piece of furniture today if I can keep my eyes open long enough. Cross your fingers that I don’t end up with most of it on the floor! I’m going to go slow and be very careful because I’m not a very good painter.
I think I’ll be finished with this project within the next 4-5 days. I’m just not moving as fast as I typically do. But I think I’ve about got it all figured out and will be able to show you soon.
I picked a pepper and 6 tomatoes this morning. Tiny little tomatoes.
They were ready to come off the vine, so I guess this is about as red as they get.
I can’t recall what kind of pepper I planted. So I’ll just bite into it to find out I guess!
Just look how enormous the leaves are on this cucumber I grew from seed.
The cucumber plant I bought looks about to die. It is just not doing well.
I ran out of trellis material so I dragged this piece of garden art over and tied the cucumber plant I planted from seed to it. The cucumber plant will need something taller but this will work temporarily.
I underestimated trellis material this year. Another box to check for next year.
Here’s Charlie boy this morning peeking at me over the arm of the couch. He has to have his eyes on me to make sure I don’t go out the door without him.
Unfortunately I’m afraid to take him out when it’s really hot. As much as he loves to go with me in the car, I can’t risk a car breakdown with him with me and have to sit in the heat waiting for Triple A.
So he’s been having to stay home the last few times I’ve gone out.
And here’s Ivy this morning looking down from her throne.
Last night a fly got inside and she chased it all over the apartment. It kept landing on the ceiling, which drove her crazy.
Charlie is terrified of flying insects and headed under the bed.
This morning the fly is gone so I guess she finally caught it. I know she was still chasing it around the bedroom after I turned the lights out.
I have my own little exterminator in Ivy Lou.
My next job outside will be working on the vines I’ve planted. The Carolina Jessamine looks pretty bad so I’m planning to cut that back to let some of the other vines I planted from seed take over.