Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Garden is a Mess

I hate to admit it, but the garden is a mess. It has rained so much in the past couple of weeks, that everything has went. Grass and weeds are popping up everywhere, plants are growing in places that I know we did not put there, and everything is looking a little pale. When we finally have time to go and try to clean things up a bit, it decides to rain again. Which is exactly what is going to happen this week - it's supposed to start raining tomorrow. What a bummer!
Two things that I know we will be able to salvage, are the okra, and the tomatoes. Well, at least we will be able to have fried okra and tomatoes. That is better than nothing at all. But I'm still hoping we will be able to save more. Somewhere out there we have planted watermelons, cantaulopes, squash, and more. We will start our vegetable treasure hunting after the rain.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Little Bit of Color in the Garden on a Cloudy Day

It hasn't rain so far today, but anything is still possible. The roses, at least, seem to enjoy the extra moisture. They don't last long, because the rain showers beat the rose petals off. It's nice, though, to see a little bit of color on a cloudy day.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Rain, Rain, Go Away!! I Must Garden!

Rain, rain, and more rain!! Oh, did I mention that it has been raining. While the West is too dry, the South is too wet. It seems like it has rained almost everyday. Although, free water is good for a garden, too much can be a very bad thing.
Rather than dwell on something that I have no control over, I prefer to think about more pleasant topics. Like the beautiful arch of cascading roses in the above picture. It's a climbing blaze rose. Since it had nowhere else to climb up to, we decided to train it to climb the fence in an arch shape. This picture is from a couple of weeks ago, but the roses lasted a surprisingly long time.
I haven't had much to say about the garden with all of the rain. But the weather forecasters predict that August will be drier. So, I'm hoping that we will still be able to salvage more than just tomatoes out of the garden this year. We never give up trying!