Enthusiasm is waning. Why? Maybe because it has been 100 degrees for weeks. Maybe because some bugs are using the garden as an all-you-can-eat buffet, while others are using us as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Maybe Violet is tired of trying to humor me. (“Yes Mom, I see the baby cucumber. Now can we go swing?”)
Okay, so I’m glad I can run to the grocery store instead of digging disgusting larvae out of my zucchini. Not so sustainable over here in suburbia.
Our sunflower house now has an unintentional back door, and side door, thanks to wind, heat and Graham. Plus the east side is still smaller than the west. Some sunflowers, though, are taller than Violet and some have started to bloom. It may be more of a lean-to than a house. But we’ll take whatever shade we can get.