Well, happy July to all! June flew by--probably because I was so busy in the garden.
The Salvia along the sidewalk is now in its full glory. It's gorgeous and the bees LOVE it!!
June had18 sunny days with an average temp of mid 70's and nights in the 40's and 50's.
June 7 and 8 did hit 90. June 28 saw a high of only 64. Talk about a see-saw of temperatures.
We had 5.3" of rain for the month---about twice our normal amount.
Can you believe this was just 4 weeks ago?
The sunflowers are starting to grow well along the west border of the fruit garden. Most are Burpee Aztec, a short season sunflower grown for seeds. It matures in only 70 days-hopefully!
Note I've got MOST of the raspberries cleaned up--I'm NOT moving the original plants until I get a batch of berries first. It's the least they can do after I dug and dug and dug those runners!
The Argyranthemum my good friend Deb Arnold got for me on her visit up is thriving. I have a new favorite for pots on the front porch. They are amazing. Non stop blooms. I dead head about 3 blossums off each plant every morning. Beautiful!
Wonder Hubby strikes again. He made me a trellis for the fruit garden out of 2 old ladders and a couple pieces of decorative brackets he had in the barn . My TOTALLY FREE trellis will soon hold some Trumpet Vine and Lonicera for the Hummingbirds. Yea!!
The vegetable garden is growing well. I splurged $47 at Johnny's online for a 250' roll of Agribon fabric. WELL WORTH IT. We had a huge invasion of bugs this spring (why????) and this stuff has protected everything so well. My crotchety neighbor had to stop, of course, and tell me I could have just sprayed everything. Yea. Well. No. But thanks for your opinion!!
Another freebie project in the works. My plumber gave me this old wagon. He knows I love rusty junk to use for planters. I decided to make a miniature garden. I used popsicle sticks and various rocks and sedums, etc from my yard. The trellis is trimmings from my birch tree. All free.
A close-up of my fence and gate---I used a tiny piece of branch for a handle. Too cute!