Dependable Summer Plants

And They Don't Require Much Care The heat and humidity are here.  In mid-summer heat I do my garden chores from shade to shade, trying to stay away from the sun.  The lovely times in the garden in mid summer are the morning and early evening.  The cool of the morning makes the mixed flower... Continue Reading →

Flowers For Bees (Continued)

Summer Flowers Summer flowers in our garden are easy to grow and most of them are drought tolerant.  Having a full time job I have to be practical about what I plant in the garden.  I water the vegetable garden regularly since most of the vegetables don't do well without constant care.  The opposite goes... Continue Reading →

Garden Phlox

A Tough Native (or phloxing around for fun) Heat and rainstorm can't do very much damage to this native perennial.  Once they're established I merely prune them in spring so they won't grow too tall and 'dead-head' them once the flower's spent. I started growing Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata) with just a couple of them.... Continue Reading →

Summer Garden

Tough Guys All, They Stand Up to the Heat It's been around 90 degrees and no rain in sight.  I have to water the vegetable garden daily but only once or twice a week for the rest of the garden.  The flower plot along the driveway doesn't get any water at all.  I let mother... Continue Reading →

Drought Tolerant Flowers

Don't need much care and yet still lovely. Finally the rains came, tempest mostly.  We don't seem to have normal rain any more.  It's either no rain or it's pouring cats and dogs.  It doesn't really matter what type sky juice come down  - drizzle, rain, shower or thunder storm - it's better than a... Continue Reading →

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