No, it is not July 15 anymore. But that was the day I took these pictures, and what better way to celebrate the longest heat wave of the summer (so far) than by admiring a verdant summer garden!
Strawberries outside the front door. The last of the plants “rescued” from the garden walkway were just transplanted.
Butterfly bed – overgrown because it’s TOO HOT to weed anything inedible!
New picture: the wild blackberries in our overgrowth. Due to the swampy summer so far, the blackberries have actually been delicious this year!
Blueberries auditioning their new location at the edge of the deck:
Brown turkey fig on a mobile platform, so it can be moved closer to the house in event of wind. (Like, any storm. At all.)
Bed A1 – Prepped for fall planting. (Don’t even ask how the radish seed harvesting project turned out.) July planting? Whatever in the world? No, seriously!
Bed A2 – Asparagus
Bed A 3/4 Raspberries – starting to put out their fall flowers. We’ve since wrapped wire around the outside of the box to support the canes further.
Bed A5 – Squash – and a watermelon. Just lost a zucchini to stupid squash vine borers, soon after this picture was taken.
Bed B1 – the cherry / grape tomatoes LOVE the trellis.
Bed B2 – Spring peas pulled up; first row of fall peas planted.
Bed B3 – best cucumber crop we’ve ever gotten despite the stupid striped cucumber beetles.
Bed B3 – Obverse – What is under the cucumbers? Summer lettuce, protected from the worst afternoon heat by the cucumber leaves.
Attempts to “catch” the daughter plants to rejuvenate the bed.
Bed B5 – More squash, more of which were lost to stupid SVB:
Bed C1 – More tomatoes! Yes the beefsteak in the front is a bit stripped by the, um, stupid tomato hornworm that may have escaped detection despite the careful tomaticures!
Bed C2 – snap beans of the pole and bush variety. Since heavily damaged by the stupid bean beetles. (The fence on the left is to keep them off the walkway, not to deter any varmints.)
Bed C3 – Edible flowers. Not expecting blooms until the weather cools off some.