Where are the garden pictures? several of you have asked. I appreciate your interest, but my garden is not terribly photogenic at this time of year.
I'm not a big fan of sunny, 90-degree days, so I don't spend much time in my garden during the month of August. I'll go out there to water the potted annuals (that is, unless I can sweet-talk my hunk o' burnin' love into doing it for me), but in general, I don't do any work during the hottest part of the summer.
I don't feel guilty about not keeping up appearances because the purpose of my garden is to please me, not to impress the neighbors. So we have a deal, the flowers and I. I don't have to tend them in August and they don't have to look good. Come September, we'll pick up where we left off. I'll get all of my darlings groomed and I'll have flowers to enjoy (mums and anemones and things) well into November. But right now, it's looking pretty scrubby out there.
I just thought I ought to set the record straight because so many of you appear to believe I'm some kind of gardening wonder. I'm not. Especially not in August.
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