With the threat of a hurricane looming over New England and the sticky heat bogging down my creative juices on gardening thoughts, I resort to my observations of nature and how it influences us as gardeners. My own resiliency is certainly stronger with this summer’s unpredictable weather patterns. As gardeners, we tune into our instincts and that of nature because in unpredictable times, intuitiveness is an invaluable resource. Sometimes, it is our means of survival.
This is a good time to take note of your garden and make certain everything is securely staked and stable for the upcoming storm. If it hits, it can cause a lot of damage. Check all plants that are susceptible to wind damage, especially your tomatoes. Any newly planted trees should be properly supported with guying systems. If a guying system is installed, check its tension – not too tight, not too loose. And in closing, the inspirational gardening thought for the day is “Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.” ~Kin Hubbard
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