A Taste of Summer


We’ve reached the time of year where any time you step outside for less than 5 minutes sweat will bead and roll down your body. For me, it’s simultaneously too much and glorious. I’ve always been a heat loving person but there are definitely times when the heat gets me down and a headache comes on from the oppression of it all. But if I spend most of the day out there I will typically acclimate and be set for the day and plan to just stink to high heaven by the end of it all.

I walked around the garden a few days ago and took a bunch of photos. I meant to write about what May’s garden looked like and while I still have some photos that I took I just haven’t managed to share them. Maybe there will be a look back at the spring garden sometime this summer. For now, here’s a taste of the early summer garden. I took far more photos than these but you will have to wait a few weeks as our vacation looms and other things take precedence at the moment.

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Gorgeous evening light in the side garden with the golden lotus bananas and agastache.

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‘May Night’ salvia finally blooming after a rough couple of years. I thought this plant was on its way out but it is now thriving again.

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Tropical milkweed. It’s been a rough spring on the milkweed as the milkweed beetles having been gorging themselves. Hopefully it recovers for the monarchs to return.

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Zinnias–finally! The only reason why: because they are behind the fence! Don’t you bet the deer have been sticking their noses through to nip the ones they can reach.

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Sunchoke flowers! (or sunflowers…because that’s what they are!)

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Tomatoes! Finally enjoying a few of them!

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One thought on “A Taste of Summer

  1. I used to think I was a heat lover. I mean I hate being cold. But it’s been so hot in New Mexico. The reality is that it’s only in the 80s with no humidity!! So I realize that’s not even hot! Yet I still feel battered by it.

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