Every now and then I like to share some comments in a blog post. My feeling is that not very many people go back to a post and click on comments to see if their question is answered. So I like to answer questions or comment on comments that I think may be of interest to others. So that is what today's post will be.
Jody from the Daily Fiber asked a question that I bet many of you are wondering:
Zoey! How is it that your gardens are still so green and vibrant? Isn't Michigan experiencing this damnable heat wave too!!! Everything looks so serene and cool at your place. Your lilies have real Ooooooh factor! Are you planning to grow any climbers on your lovely arbor?
Well, Jody, Yes, we are getting that heat wave--we have all been complaining for the past 4 days--most of us in the north do not like days over 80 degrees! Luckily we got quite a bit of rain last week and most of my gardens are in shaded areas. We are getting a bit of rain today, too. It's still way too hot and humid!!!
The last question is the one I think many wonder about...it's unusual to have arbors and not grow anything up them!
It's starting to take off,
but since it's shaded there doesn't seem to be many flowers. I am still hoping to get something that looks nice before the end of my gardening season. I have tried for years to get something to grow up the big arbor, but nothing seems to want that rocky area for its home!
Corner Gardener, Sue, has a good eye: ...I see you also grow globe thistles...
Yes, I do Sue. I love Globe Thistles. Here they are just beginning to show some color.
Very soon they will bloom in cool blue spheres.
and for Tracy, who says:... I just want to sit at your table with a nice cool drink and enjoy the scenery!
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
5 days ago