Mid-Summer at Chickadee Gardens
Peak flower season is upon us and, as I see the temperatures rising to record highs, I am reminded to observe what the garden has to offer. These flowers might not last long if our predicted 108 degree temperatures are realized this week, so it is time to enjoy.
Also, when it comes to watering, I'm becoming less and less tolerant of anything that even needs "average" summer water. Facilities Manager and I find ourselves spending the better part of whole days watering. I don't have an irrigation system, so it's all by hand. Most of these plants, when mature, will not need supplemental summer water but right now they are still getting established. Water is life right now. Time is precious, we don't want to spend our lives watering. As the brown soil fills in with plants we want rather than weeds, this will also help to retain moisture. There is still a lot of bare soil, meaning a lot of evaporation. This is temporary as things are filling in and will continue on.
OK, that's a look at the gardens this week at Chickadee Gardens. I hope you are staying cool and enjoying mid-summer wherever you are. As always thank you so much for reading and until next time, happy gardening!