Garden adventures and advice…


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Well, we hit record highs here in our part of world on Thursday – 38 degrees Celsius – 100 degrees Fahrenheit! Sure is hard to garden with those temperatures, but us die-hards do it anyway. Kind of like the post office, we deliver regardless of the weather!

We have also had no rain here for the past few weeks so the sprinkler is running pretty much non-stop, but I’m always amazed at how the weeds tend to sprout regardless of weather conditions. All of a sudden the lawn is full of crab grass, and it hasn’t had much water at all (lucky it’s an annual weed and will soon be gone).

But in 6 weeks the leaves will start to change and the temperatures get a little cooler as that hint of fall arrives in the air. And we all know what comes next!

So until then, I’ll continue to persevere in the heat and hope it holds out just a little longer than it should.


Author: gardenchatter

I'm a Horticulturalist, Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writers Association who enjoys playing in the dirt and experimenting with different veggies, plants and flowers in my Zone 5 garden. Check out my website With a recent addition of a greenhouse, my newest passion is growing-your-own. And what fun that is. Yes, there's the odd failure, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking through the veggie patch collecting dinner.

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