The garden is at it's best in July. Everything is lush and green thanks to the heat. This time of year is definitely not easy when it comes to weeds. They are everywhere no matter how much you pluck, pull and tug. They come back with a vengeance looking to take over every area in your yard. I've been trying to keep ahead of them, but if I go on a weekend vacation, I feel like I come home to a small field of them again. I've had some unfortunate incidents with some garden trespassers as of late. My chicken wire fence protecting my vegetable garden is getting older and weaker. That, on top of the dry ground caused by the drought we are experiencing here in New England, is making it very easy for the groundhog to dig his way under into his paradise of greens. Even though I did lose some veggies, my main focus in on protecting the rest now. As I work on that, I'm enjoying some amazing turnip and elephant garlic harvests. Come enjoy my latest photographs of my daily happenings.
Have you been enjoying the longer days and the strong, summer sun? I've really been enjoying the daily sightings of butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirds in my backyard. Now I'm waiting on the sunflowers, gladiolus and dahlias to begin blooming. What's blooming in your yard? Tweet me pictures @thefreckledrose or comment below! Wishing you more sunshine filled days this July!
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