Do you remember me? I hope so and I also hope that you've been having a great summer. It's been a hot, hectic season for me so far with a lot of joy as well as a fair dose of stress. Isn't that life? I didn't mean to disappear so suddenly. I've missed reading my favorite blogs and writing about my garden. As for my garden, aside from dashing out to the orchard or for some herbs now and then, I've hardly seen it! At dawn and dusk, the mosquitoes would gladly take a gardener as a meal. I haven't been home much in the middle of the day, but if I were, I would have to garden in spurts. We finally had our annual midsummer breakdown and hired some workers one weekend to help us tidy things up. For now, everything is mulched and more or less weeded. But it's such a sauna out there; even our hardiest summer bloomers aren't thrilled. They are, however, persistent. That's the beauty of drought-resistant, heat-loving plants.
I am eager to learn news of other gardens, the weather, the challenges, the home runs. As for me, it's the time of year that I prefer to do most of my gardening from the proverbial armchair. Just as gardeners in cold climates have a little more time to dream in deep winter, those of us in hot climates sometimes find it a relief to take a breather in high summer. At least, I do!