August’s heat and humidity make for a wonderfully filled garden

Earlier, I had complained that August would not be worthy of respect. In fact, it could be a tragic month.

Heat and moisture take us inside. There is no holiday to separate. Rest ends. School starts late in the month, usually on very hot days.

But August is a big month in the garden. Tomatoes are ripe. Sweet corn is ready. Beans, pumpkins, and summer pumpkins abound, and the flowers are beautiful in August.

Last spring, when I visited Pat and Stan Podhajsky’s farms in northern Liberty, thousands of daffodils were planted.

This week their yard is full of naked women. Hundreds of these mysterious flowers appeared in one night. Long stems without leaves and clusters of flowers on it gave it this name, but they belong to the Lily family and are called Belladona Lily, Amazing Lily and Resurrection Lily.

In August, it is best to plant them in the spring and plant more together. The bulbs are large, so the holes are 2½ times larger than the knee, probably a deeper hole than Daphne.

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