Several years ago, the National Garden Bureau issued a list of plants that will withstand dry, hot summers. Once again we share some of them with our readers. Long lasting annuals or perennials have many similar qualities. They are heat tolerant and drought tolerant. Some of these are best grown from seed. Some searching may … Continue reading Enduring Summer Plants
Frequent torrential showers continue to be the norm. Combined with recent hot and humid temperatures followed by cool and windy days, it has not been easy to keep up with our gardening chores. Of course, our weeds are doing very well, especially the goutweed and the bindweed. A surprise this summer has been the literally … Continue reading Midsummer Garden
The first day of summer officially arrived on June 21. Also known as the Summer Solstice, it is the longest day of the year. Typical grandmother, I must admit that I’m really enjoying the beauty of a gift orchid, which our grandson and his dad gifted me this past Mother’s Day. Not very knowledgeable about … Continue reading Summer is Here!