Although we've been having more rainfall than usual, it's nothing like some of you who are nearly to the point of flooding. I feel so bad for all of you who have lost portions (or all!) of your garden to the excess amounts of water.
When we got up this morning, it looked a little gray but nothing too serious. A half hour later it started to pour as hard as I've seen it. Like someone turned on a huge shower head with maximum water pressure. Now a little after 4 p.m. it's still quite wet out there. Water is standing the "valleys" between my hilled up potato rows. Methinks the ground is saturated.
The wood in our big wood shed is starting to lean out again. Sigh. We're not had this problem before, and we're beginning to think it must be the ground doing wibbley-wobbley things because of all the moisture in it.
Usually by this time of year, I have flowers in the garden to bring inside. Nothing close to that this year. Even the wildflowers seem to be behind their normal schedule. (Oh, Sunshine, where are you?)
The new strawberries seem happy with the weather conditions though. These are some of the new June bearing plants we put in this spring. They're about 12" high and about as wide.
For the last couple of years I've been planting my two zucchini plants on a mounded up hill in the middle of a raised bed with nasturtiums on either side and liking the way it looks. I should have zucchinis by now but the durn things aren't even blossoming yet. Not enough warmth, I suppose.
Lots of blossoms on my two cherry tomato plants, but no sign of fruits forming yet.
Can you spot the sunflower inside my tepee trellis that has morning glories planted at the base of it? The sunflower was a volunteer, and I'm hoping to train the head of it to peek out from within before the morning glories cover the trellis completely.
My loverly purple poppies are just starting to bloom. I'd cut them for a gorgeous bouquet , but they don't like that, throw a fit and die - kerplop - immediately when cut.
No garden work today, just catch up stuff inside, a trip to the recycling center, post office, bank and co-op to pick up a special order I'd put in.
I worked hard, hard, hard in the garden yesterday. One reason I like gardening is the good exercise I get when doing it. But sometimes I do wonder if I'd feel better if I didn't push my body so much. Nah. 'Tis much better to wear out than to rust out!
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