The garden is getting leggy and full as we round the corner into fall. It’s been very hot– near 100 degrees. Cooler temperatures should be here by the evening though, and I’m looking forward to this reprieve. I’m sure the garden is too!
Flowers doing well in this heat are the zenias, marigolds and birdhouse gourds. I planted gourd seeds from an old gourd I had (you can see it sitting on the window ledge of the old shed) and they’ve gone crazy! We’ve got little baby gourds sprouting all over the vines— which are taking over the rock patio. And we’ve found a few extra big gourds that I cant wait to harvest!
The Marian garden is very big and bushy! You can just see the top of Our Lady’s head over the marigolds, rosemary and basil. She stands and smiles as butterflies and bees flit by, and at one point this summer a big mama garden spider set up her web right in front of her. Spider Adoration, perhaps? 😉
Soon it will be time to collect seeds to put away for next summer. Another growing season winding down….and another one to dream about!~
Have a good week….