We have arrived in August and are receiving unexpected treatment for her cold days. It rained a little here and there.
Those endless dry, hot August days will never be missed.
Take some pictures of the annual plants in containers and in your garden in your favorite plant compounds so you can recreate them next year. I promise you will not remember them if you do not remember them.
Make your garden more beautiful by trimming any yellow leaves, especially around your everyday flowers. Look around for any struggling plants.
If they are annual, cut back, water well and wait for them to respond. If they do not work out, make a note not to buy it again or to put it in a separate place next year.
If you have many years of low performance, you can get a little light circumcision, watering and some fertilizer. Always remove any dead or diseased plants and leaves and keep them in the trash to avoid mixing with dead spring leaves.
We found a fungus on one of our little magnolia, and she died. I have no excuse, I did not pay attention. Larry had fallen into the garden and noticed that it was covered with moldy brown leaves.
Even Branch Even died. We covered it completely with a white trash bag to cut off any disease that could contaminate other plants, and Larry cut it to the ground. Then we threw the bag into the trash.
Fortunately, other plants were not harmed. Our other highlight, Jane, has grown a lot this year and grows flowers regularly as usual. Losing a small one was a great price to pay for my negligence. An active call for me.
Consider planting some new shrubs or trees this fall. Last year was not a good year for the Sikhs, but this year should be good.
As you walk through the garden, think only of the size and color or space to fill in the blanks. If you have time, visit a daycare center and see what is available and how much it costs.
Now, I fully understand that the nursery will be filled with new species in the fall, but at least you can get an idea of what is there. Gardening is an old favorite and a new way of doing things.
Many times, I saw the old plants but forgot to use them. A trip to kindergarten just to watch always brings me useful ideas, especially when it comes to new creative designs or color combinations.
When cutting flowers for flowers, do not be afraid to add unusual leaves to your arrangements. I personally am part of the ornamental grass. They make wonderful comparisons in the shape of irises and flowers. It also makes a nice addition to the scotch or winter jasmine stem.
Cornflowers (Echinacea) have different colored centers depending on the flower and are a good addition to any orange or yellow flower bouquet when removed from the outside.
Green centers are attractive even before they are fully built. Use your imagination as you walk through your yard.
It is important to keep bird feeders and birdhouses clean. This is especially true for your hummingbirds.
Our needs have to be met almost every day and every time they are filled it is easy to run the ends under the pipe.
A little petroleum jelly on the metal hanger will keep the ants away and for any reason ours will melt so we added more this week.
Our bird bath is electric but easily disconnected so let Larry take it inside to clean it. Clean water is essential for birds.
Snapdragons, taller flax, and delphinium need to be pruned back after flowering to encourage new growth and flowering. If you want snapdragon or delphinium seeds, some flowers should die on the stem to grow.
The dragons should be dry before you peel them, so shake the pumpkins. If they can hear the seeds floating in them, they are ready to be removed. Otherwise, leave them on the stem until completely dry.
Flax, but not as orderly and orderly, and you will have volunteers everywhere unless you kill the flowers. But saving the seeds is easy.
When the flowers die, cut off the ends and carefully shake the seeds into a small container. Be sure to keep all your dried seeds in a well-sealed envelope or pill container.
Now is the time to gather your rain. Watch for tomato horns on your rainforest. And yes, they are in a family with tomatoes.