If the entertainment industry can do this during the summer, I may have to take a lesson from them. It’s re-run season; at least until we get beyond this hot weather and my mind can think about something more than just watering and staying on top of the spray programs. The Japanese Beetles are invading the grapes amongst other things. So out comes the ghost buster equipment to squelch them before the heat goes beyond 104 degrees! Yikes. I am already melting just thinking about it.
So despite that last year’s July was quite different from this one (we had record buckets of rain), this is a good time to revisit some quick suggestions for drought-tolerant plants for your perennial borders. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2009/07/drought-tolerant-plants.html. Today’s inspirational quote for today is by Sam Keen and seems quite fitting with our re-run theme. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Enjoy the lazy, hazy sunshine and like your plants, drink lots of fluids and don’t overdo it! Hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.
Image of the dog days of summer from the Internet.
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