Thurs. July 11, 2019: Watching the Garden Grow

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Waxing Moon 2nd Quarter Scorpio
Jupiter Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Holly
Hot, humid, misty

It’s been a few weeks since I posted.

First, I want to say how much stress has be removed from my life by hiring someone to mow. I wish I’d done it years ago!

The tomatoes are doing well. Even the late-transplanted ones are steadying and growing. The basil’s going like gangbusters, and is potent.

I’ve been posting photographs on Instagram @devonellingtonwork, if you’re interested.

I found weird little gold shiny bugs on the morning glories. They look like teeny, tiny, shimmering gold snails. They have black wings. Anyone know what they are?

Eggplants and peppers are doing well. The kale and argula and lettuce are thriving, and we’re eating it.

I was late planting the bush beans, peas, snow peas, zucchini, cucumber, honesty, zinnia, and milkweed, but they’re all coming up. You can practically sit and watch the beans and peas grow moment-by-moment!

Che Guevara Chipmunk is being a major pain in the patootie. He runs around on the deck, burying acorns. Digging up the tender new plants.  I put netting down to thwart him. He’s learned how to peel up some of the corners!

We have three bunnies in residence. They eat and then hang out, relaxing. Because I keep patches of dandelion and purslane in the yard, they leave the plants on the deck alone. It’s delightful to watch them.

Cardinals, mourning doves, blue jays, crows, orioles. Very few nuthatches this year, and I wonder why. A few wrens.

I’m enjoying this very, very much.

The roses are spectacular this year — rugosa and a pale pink that goes everywhere and beach roses. The stella d’oro lilies are gorgeous, and the tiger lilies are getting ready to bloom. The Shasta daisies and hydrangeas are blooming, too.

However, yesterday, it smelled like autumn. The hostas are already blooming — about six weeks early. Leaves are turning and falling. The wildlife scurries around, setting up stores for the winter.

I hope we don’t have snow in August!

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