The "someone" helping me is Mother Nature herself.
We had stiff winds blowing all day Monday and for much of that night. This followed a good amount of rainfall which made the soil fairly soft.
Going out into the garden yesterday morning, I found these two things had combined to do a bit of damage.
Granted, the seemingly sturdy stems of cosmos plants are actually quite fragile . . .
. . . and these didn't hold up to the wind at all.
If you look closely, you can see that this trellis of my decorative gourds has developed a definite tilt toward the south. (Yes, grass cutting and weed whipping is on the schedule for today. 'Bout time.)
The onion tops had started to topple over, but they all got laid flat in the wind.
This Brussels sprout plant broke off completely right at ground level. I'm mighty thankful the rest of them didn't go the same way.
My Ring of Fire sunflowers didn't escape damage. The ones in the middle of the row would have gone completely over if they hadn't had their fall broken by the row of big sunflowers behind.
But it's all okay. If it had happened earlier in the season, I would be upset. As it is, I'm choosing to take this all as a supportive sign in my decision to wrap up this gardening season a bit early. Thanks, Ma Nature!
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