Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Garden in Summer

It was a bit cooler today than it was yesterday and the day before.  But it was still quite warm inside the house when I checked around 9:00 a.m.:

Inside Temp. at 9:00 a.m.
I had a rather busy day with office work. 

Later in the evening, it was cool enough to take a walk in the garden to see how the plants fared after  a couple of days of  107-110F temperatures.

The back garden:

Camellia Bush
Camellia Close Up
Burnt to a Crisp!

Asparagus Fern
Rose Bush 1
Desiccated Roses
Baked Peaches
Loquat Tree
Another View of Loquat Tree
Another Rose Bush


The front garden:


Even the Succulents didn't Escape Damage

And then, there was this (in the back garden):

White Agapanthus

There will be more hot days; summer has only just begun.  But plants are resilient for the most part.  The gardener and I will prune and fertilize and re-landscape if needed.

I didn't do any decluttering today.  I will declutter 20 items to make up for it, tomorrow.

Today, I am grateful for:

- A slightly cooler day.
- A productive work day.
- Electricity to run the appliances.
- Video chatting with daughter.
- Resilient plants.

How was your Tuesday?


  1. What a shame your plants have all got sunburn, but the white flower is gorgeous. I'm seriously impressed that you've de-cluttered 200 items and you're aiming for another 100. Will you post photos of your crochet rag rug as you're doing it. I've never seen one so I'm off to google now but would also love to see your work in progress. Have been meaning to ask if your daughter is liking her new job? xx

    1. Yes, it is a shame the plants got damaged, but most will recover. I'm not sure if the camellia will, though - it is a fairly old plant (was here when I bought the house and that was nearly 25 years ago). We will prune it and see what happens.

      Yes, I will post photos as I make the rag rug.

      Daughter is very happy at her job. She loves the data analysis part of it, which is what she's doing for the majority of her time right now. She doesn't much enjoy the literature review (reviewing published research papers on a particular subject in order to extract supporting data) portion of it, but that's just a small part of her job. I'm so glad she found a job that she loves doing.

  2. Wow, that heat was really scorching, wasn't it?! I'm glad for you that the worst of it has gone by and that it's a day closer to Friday so your gardener can put in the AC unit for you. Hopefully your plants will come back.

    1. Scorching is exactly the right term! Yes, the majority of the plants will recover. One or two might not, but I guess that will be an opportunity to put in new plants. Got to look on the bright side of things! :)

  3. So sad to see those beautiful roses scorched.. them 110 degree days.. would get anything, for sure.
    But those white flowers are beautiful..They must love the heat.
    Have a great day..Try to stay cool.

    1. The poor roses really got it bad, this time around. Will have to wait and see if they recover. If not, maybe I'll replace them with more of the white agapanthas that seem to do so well in the heat.

      Hope you, too, have a lovely day, Judy.

  4. Oh goodness. I'm so sorry about the damage to your plants. I have a arctic kiwi that does not do heat well so we moved it to another location and it is still getting burnt. We may have to rig something up over it to help protect it more.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Maybe some sort of shade-cloth awning, perhaps?


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