While I was wrangling grand-daughters around Sonnystone Acres, husband was taking care of the watering. I managed to do some trimming and deadheading, and of course, some harvesting. We’ve had an abundance of all kinds of tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, bell and banana peppers, and onions. With a crew of eaters, it’s all been enjoyed!
We’ve now pulled up most of the squash plants (finally succumbed to the powdery mildew), the onions, and the arugula is long gone, so we tilled and treated and planted a second crop of green beans, beets, and spinach for the fall. There’s still a ton of tomatoes and a plethora of peppers on the vine.
We saved most of the roses that we put in pots. One more had to be removed from the front, so we have plenty to fill in with this fall after we do some serious soil amending. Just the way it goes, that now I have too many!
While the kids were here, playing out in the pool, we heard the ca-racking and swish of a tree falling nearby. It is a tall, old, cherry tree that is on the border of our property and it fell toward the center of our front yard, stopping in a cluster of branches of another tree, just above the electrical wires that connect our house to the street lines. Hmm…it will inevitably fall–maybe tomorrow, maybe next year–so do we want to let nature take its course? Hell, no. We went through that when “the trees fell” from straight-line winds slamming through and the entire electrical box was pulled from the side of the house. Power outages do not amuse me. Actually, it’s a little cheaper to let it happen and then fix it, since the Tree Guys will have to bring in a crane, but we’re not really that broke! Yet.
I need to do some dead-heading, but the flowers are looking good. The front roses are okay, too. For now, I’m just enjoying the gardens from the porch.