Summer is fleeing more quickly than an ice cream cone dripping on a sweltering summer’s day. It’s hard to believe it’s the end of August and that we’ll greet September in just a few days
As a group, gardeners are hard workers. We battle weeks and vermin and love to dig in the dirt. There’s something very satisfying to putting plants in the ground and tucking them in. There’s another pleasure in pruning or giving the plants a needed haircut.
This spring has been one of the coldest and rainiest in recent memory. My gardening time is limited and has certainly been thwarted by the weather for myself and other gardeners. Each weekend brings cold temperatures and rain. As we are on the brink of June, I wonder if this cooling trend will continue or if we will leap into the fires of a sweltering summer?
We’re having our first ‘real’ winter storm of the season. Our other predicted storms have been a bust. Something’s going to happen tonight. The birds and squirrels were particularly active at the feeder until late afternoon, when all became quiet. Until this recent storm, the Beauty Berries (Callicarpa Americana) have adorned their branches with clumps…