It's been over a month since I updated everyone with photos of my herb garden.
It changed dramatically in a little over a week and a half.
This is what it looked like 10 days ago.
It was still at its peak of performance and I was still getting great daily herb clippings.
The blackberries that I had tied securely to wax linen string on the fence
were still producing
big, luscious, sweet fruit.
Four days later, the blackberries
were nearly gone.
Six days after that, I added more cardboard and paper to the lasagna garden, hoping for more green fodder
before the brown fodder
in the form of falling leaves
is added. In the "flower bed," the Surprise Lilies, also known as
Naked Ladies because of their single stem with no leaves
came and went with the beating of each rain storm.
The flower bed is looking full and horribly overgrown. This is the time of year I'm ready to cut it all back to nothing.
It's also the time of year the back yard seems to look its best.
This year, with all the rain, the yard looks very overgrown, though. It's truly time to get out the clippers and get rid of some of the overgrown brush. Unfortunately, the heat has not been kind to my body, and I simply can't stay out long in this 90 plus to around 100 plus degrees F (35 plus to 40 degrees C) and high humidity weather. By the time I take care of the required maintenance each day, I am
exhausted and feel shaky, clammy, and weak. Only a cool shower helps. I'll be thankful for autumn when I can enjoy my front porch or back patio. And even though I have central heat and air, the small window AC unit sits in my office which has a total of eight windows that surround the room, and I (not so) affectionately call my green house sauna.
Thanks for looking. I realize this is an art blog, but there are days I think this is a bigger (and far more intense) art than anything I put on paper or sew.
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