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    24 Jul 2015
    Unsettled weather, brief showers, gusty winds, cool. This morning when I went out to check the tomatoes, the hummingbird was feeding on the Crocosmia. For once I had my camera. I stood at the bottom of this arch while the hummingbird posed for a p...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • 28 Jul 2015
    been saving seeds all day

  • Photo-upload-436077?1437776304
    24 Jul 2015
    Except for Scheherazade, the Oriental lilies open sooo slowly. They come up quickly in the spring but then they slowly slowly get buds which slowly slowly fatten. Just as well as it is not yet the end of July and East has finished blooming, as has...

    Hybrid Oriental Lily 'Scheherazade' Blooming, Lavender 'Hidcot' Blooming, Red Hemerocal...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • 25 Jul 2015
    With the rains over the night and into some parts of the morning, it got the corn seeds awoken. All seeds actually sprouted. I ended up with an extra three seeds in my tray and now seeing that out of the seven plantings only seven show sprouts. Ga...

    Sweet Corn Sprouting and Backyard garden

    Rainy 28°C / 82°F
  • Photo-upload-436145?1437938902
    25 Jul 2015
    It cleared for a while towards evening. I did chose a good time to transplant plants in Boat, they are all looking good and the weather could not have been more helpful. Between the extravaganza of the Scherherazade lilies and the swathe of gorge...

    Hemerocallis ' Voodoo Dancer' Blooming, 2. Porch garden , Lily 'Black Beauty' , Dahlia ...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-436172?1437969903
    26 Jul 2015
    Chilly this evening at 13C; after the very hot May, June and beginning of July, the current weather feels like Fall. No-one is tired of summer yet! News has it that El Nino has not arrived here yet and when it does arrive later this year it will b...

    Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , Seasonal Container garden , and...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F
  • 28 Jul 2015
    Garden seems to be doing okay. I’m a little worried that I’m over-watering in an effort to relieve the heat. Hope it starts cooling down soon. There were a few yellow leaves on the bottom of the bean seedlings. The white flies seem to ...

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    22 Jul 2015
    Yesterday as a result of the thunder storms, there were a lot of new wildfires, not in the immediate vicinity happily, but the air was full of smoke. The rainfall with the storms had raised the level in the rain gauge to just below an inch. Today ...

    Seasonal Container garden , Hemerocallis New Tangerine Twist Blooming, Seasonal Contain...

    Mostly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-436016?1437664944
    23 Jul 2015
    Seems like we are finally getting out of our rainy pattern. I’ve looked ahead in the forecast and August looks pretty dry. Guess I will be out there watering every few days. My plants are used to getting lots of water now. I took about a...

    Pumpkin Organic fall Blend Flowering, Squash English Custard Harvesting, Lisa's Joliet ...

    Clear 26°C / 79°F