Idyll #324 Hot Summer Nights
Hot summer nights here in Iowa.
Eden, I feel so bad for you and your garden. We had straight-line winds 6 years ago and my garden, which was pretty young back then, had a similar look. It was at the end of June and things actually looked pretty good later in the summer. I hope that there wont be more damage trying to get the tree out of there. Brad is so handy, were you planning a new shed or remodeling the existing one? Kenzie really enjoys farm animals of which we have lots. She really likes to play "farm" She's very interested in Grampa on the tractor, but refuses to ride in the tractor.
Mary, what a fun opportunity for Annie. The cover is just the coolest.
Cindy, I remember that Gardeners Diary too. I lost a clematis too. It was a new one last year. The others are all going strong. I actually water my garden very little. I picked up sambucus ÂBlack LaceÂ and a couple of hydrangea ÂBlushing BrideÂ not overly exciting, but interesting shrubs are hard to find around here. IÂm envious of EdenÂs weigela ÂMy MonetÂ
Brenda, we are having the "serious" heat. 93 yesterday and more for the weekend. Unbelievable that some areas are experiencing so much flooding.
Babs, IÂm growing Super Sweet Sugar Snaps this year and they are producing like crazy. I showed Kenzie how to eat them right out of the garden when she was here. I have about 7Â of fencing with vines on both sides. I think its so wonderful that you and Mary can have the summers off to spend with your family.
Marie, the clematis I have never get extra water beyond the first year. I think they really are quite tough. Fingers crossed for your garden. IÂm sure leaving is going to be tough ((Marie))
Chelone, thinking of Rex and you today. I would love to see pictures of the tall ships. DonÂt see many of those in Iowa ;o)
Wendy, have a great vacation Â the beach right? Right up my alley.
IÂve been asked to be on a mini garden tour in 3 weeks. Approximately 50 people, but IÂve never had that many people here at one time. It should be interesting. Fortunately IÂve got things somewhat in order.