Dare I post the pictures I have taken of our hot mess? Excuse me…correction…hot MESSES!!
The hubs and I live in the southeastern part of the USDA Plant Hardiness Map Zone 8b, where in the month of July it is HOT and HUMID nearly the ENTIRE day AND night. The type of days where you hear locust sounds during the day and frogs croaking at night!! Seems daily we have thunderstorms, which the weeds and mosquitoes just LOVE!! The hubby and I have to admit, after a long work day, we are very appreciative of a good shower or two. Another benefit…. free water!! But my goodness the weeds!! lol
My management plan? NO GARDENING IN JULY!!! That’s right!! Let’s just lay landscaping fabric over our garden beds and take the entire month of July off!! Now if I could only get my hubby on board with my plan. Fat chance!!
Are you ready to see our hot messes? I promise you, things will look better, so please stop by often to checkout our improvements.
Let us start with our front yard. It was past time to trim these..our Plum Delights.
Can you see the ‘honey do’ list a brewing?! I trim the shrubs and the hubs pressure washes the sidewalk and front porch, but hubby’s items are on hold for the moment. Fingers crossed, I can mark them off our list…soon!!
I know I shouldn’t prune my Azaleas in July if I want good looking blooms in spring, but these guys are marked for relocation.
Oh by the way, as I draft out this post (Sunday afternoon)…wait for it ….RAINING!!
Okay back to real hot mess. Let us go around to our backyard veggie garden. Ready?
I can not believe I am posting these pictures!! Solution…. just post the pretty pics, but I want to keep it real!! lol I want to look back at this post and see what the hubby and I had going on in July 2016!!
(insert the sound of distant thunder from the pasting thunderstorm)
Well sweet peeps that pretty much sums up our veggie garden in July. Before I know it I will be back at school teaching a wonderful new group of students, so I better continue to work on my management plans in hopes to be more productive with my time.
I am looking forward to seeing you more often and please feel free to stop by our facebook page and post pics of your gardens and blog links.