By this time of year my garden seems worn and spent and I sometimes feel it myself. It’s hot and it’s hot and there’s no rain in sight. The lettuce long since pulled, left an empty spot behind. The potato harvest is over and done and their droopy tops remain. Even the trustworthy raspberries are mostly forgotten and dried up. (I’ll spare you the pictures.)
But they had their turn! Look at what’s in color now!
Tomatoes plump and green as apples.
Baby squash starting to crawl.
Dahlias, proud in pink and red!
And lavender, oh so lavender!
Yes, there’s always room for improvement. More potatoes. Succession plantings to fill the gaps. All good plans for next year. But that can wait. For now, here’s to optimism in July’s garden.