it is even their favourite pastime.
summer has arrived and it is hot...i am sure you already knew that.
abbey and beatrice have relaxing down to a tee.
some of us have to garden...we are the blessed ones.
though relaxing isn't on the menu.
there is the daily routine of filling the birdbaths.
watering the veggies...lettuce.
i am so blessed to have a wonderful hubby that is my partner in gardening.
he is just as passionate as i am about it...although we have different interests.
i am grateful to have his help...watering the tomato plants.
they are loving this heat wave.
he planted over 300 corn this year but due to the rain we lost a bunch.
there are still plenty. i planted a cover crop with the corn to
add nutrients into the soil. if you look closely you can see them
wrapping themselves around the corn stalks.
we have japanese beetles this year...daily we go out and
try to get rid of them.
i'm not sure who this critter is? but looks like some sort of grasshopper.
while i have been planting flowers, natives, adding colourful foliage and landscaping the yard,
dh has been taking care of the veggies.
cucumber flower...and leaves. we have harvested some
tender sweet cucumbers in the last few days.
our watermelons have taken off with the warmer temps.
dh also planted the lima's, okra, and potatoes.
while on the other hand i planted lots of sunflowers by the corn,
by the barn, in the front yard by the picket fence.
i also plant the containers and make sure they are all
the caladiums from my sister, meems are starting to make a show.
the wildflower garden is about to burst forth with all kinds of blooms.
some nasturtiums, zinnias, butterfly bush, milkweed, pentas,
cosmos, coneflowers, susans, etc...
a native aster waiting for it's forever home.
but june is just to busy with things to do in the garden...