Thurs. Aug. 22: On Break

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This photo is by launcalotus21 via pixabay.

It looks a lot like Che Guevera Chipmunk, although Che doesn’t have the gray and the stripes. He’s all rust and white and black.

But he often stands like that and regards me, before waving his little paws in the air, chattering to incite revolution.

I chose the photo because of the face.

Anyway, I’m on a break until the first Thursday in September. I injured my hand. I have to cut back on typing. And not do any gardening.

Sigh. . .

Fri. Aug. 16, 2019: August Garden

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image courtesy of Alexas Fotos via pixabay.com

 

I don’t have any dahlias in my yard (their care intimidates me), but the bees and butterflies are enjoying the other plants.

I think Che Guevera Chipmunk is stealing the tomatoes, because we start getting some turning colors and the next day, they’re gone.

The bunny was there this morning, so at least the fisher didn’t get him.

I’m hoping the fisher got bored and moved on.

The lettuce is just about done. The basil is so out of control, I think I’ll make pesto.

I’m on an antibiotic that reacts with direct sunlight, so I’m grateful we have a covered deck.

What’s new in your garden? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Thurs. Aug. 8, 2019: Joy of Red Geraniums

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Waxing Moon Second Quarter in Scorpio
Jupiter Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny, hot, humid

Our red geraniums are going like gangbusters. To think, the second or third year we lived here, I bought them as small 3-for-$10 plants!

The tomatoes are growing, too. We lost some of them to rot, and some others are starting to get color. Hopefully, we can start enjoying them soon. The cucumbers are growing like wildfire — hopefully we’ll get some cucumbers. The eggplants and peppers look good, but haven’t yet bloomed.

The morning glories are acting like an invasive this year.

Haven’t seen the fisher lately. I worried he’d eaten the bunnies and Che Guevara Chipmunk, but saw both of them a couple of days ago, so they’re safe. I’m letting Tessa out with me on the deck in the mid-afternoon, but not early in the morning or at dusk.

It’s hot and humid, but leaves are starting to turn and fall. The hosta blooms have come and gone (I’ll have to cut them back soon). The basil is huge. The lettuce is almost done.

I have to figure out what to do with the kale soon. Maybe make a ham, white bean, and kale soup and then freeze it for winter?

How is your garden growing?

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