Thurs. July 16, 2020: Trying For Tranquility

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Waning Moon Fourth Quarter in Taurus
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Holly
Sunny and cool

I’m enjoying the cool, since it’s supposed to get hot and humid again over the weekend.

Those aren’t my tiger lilies in the photo, but mine are starting to bloom. To me, tiger lilies are a cheerful flower.

We had bees earlier in the season, but then the neighbors went and put pesticides down so their lawns can look like putting greens, and now we have no bees to pollinate. I’m discouraged.

But things are growing. Especially invasives. I spent a couple of hours the other day battling bindweed. I got a lot cut away, but there’s more to do.


These are my hydrangeas. I cut some to enjoy them indoors.

This week is the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, a mix of virtual and drive by the houses. I think some gardens are open. Usually the tourists just stomp around and leave trash, and they often roam people’s properties even if those properties are not on the tour, because why would they have any consideration for anyone? They don’t even wear masks.

I’m not sure what I’ll do this weekend, garden-wise. I hope to sit on the deck and enjoy things. Hopefully, the guy will come to mow. Most of the yard still looks fine, but No Man’s Land on the side, could use some work.

The white geraniums, daisies, and Queen Anne’s lace practically glow in the dark at dusk and dawn. It’s quite lovely. Because I’m not a big fan of the color white in general, I never wanted a white garden (Vita Sackville-West had one at Sissinghurst. You can see it here). But looking at the plants at these times makes me think maybe, one day, I’ll try for one.

I might do some repotting over the weekend. The Moneymaker Tomato decided to grow quickly. The eggplants and a couple of the cherry seeds have come up, and they need bigger pots.

I haven’t seen Che Guevara Chipmunk lately, and I’m a little worried about him. The bunnies are still around, which is a good thing. They have plenty to eat, and leave our vegetables alone. Because dandelion and purslane taste better!
Peace and good growth to you.


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