So, the vegetables:
We got lots of peas before the powdery mildew and heat did them in. I just pulled out all the plants yesterday. We'll plant cowpeas there next, which should go good for the rest of the summer.
And of course we have tomatoes. We just picked the first one yesterday. This year, we are trying the string between posts method to keep them upright. Last year, they were huge and out-of-control. We hadn't anticipated that. The plants quickly grew out of their spiral tomato cages and I had a mishmash of garden frames and stakes holding them up. So far, the string and post method is working well.
And then, the flowers:
Well, everything is just happy as ever.
|Lace cap hydrangea. We have loads of these in white and purple.|
|I had to stretch and hold my camera up over these six foot beauties.|
|Gorgeous ones like these only last a day or two!|
|Cat whisker reseeds itself|
and grows like a weed. This year, I am letting some of them stay in certain areas of the garden.
|I had to stake these hydrangeas this morning because they were blocking the gate. We've also go an incredibly huge patch of blue one.|