Once again the thunder roars, the lightning strikes. Once again it is cloudy and rainy. Once again it is in the 60s. Isn't it July, the height of summer? I supposed I should be thankful. Just a short distance south of here they have been having flooding. Since I can't go into the garden today on fear of electrocution, I thought I'd show you my garden from its different angles. I took the photos just a couple of days ago.
The garden is situated on a slight hill so I think of the garden in terms of top and bottom. From the top you can see the pea and greens bed. They love the weather. They just can't get enough of it. Usually by now this bed starts to look a little bit pitiful, but not this year. That empty row in the lettuce bed has some seedlings that will go in soon to fill it up. The row cover protects my brassicas.
Going around outside of the garden you can see it as my neighbors see it. A couple of days ago I saw someone peering over the fence close to my peas looking at the garden. I tried to say hi, but I don't think she spoke English. She pointed things out to her grandson who was with her.
This is just a bit farther down on the same side of the fence. I try to make my garden look nicer by surrounding it with perennials. Right now only my day lily is in bloom. Soon the coneflowers, coreopsis, and black-eyed-susans will join them. I put in bee balm this year grown from seed. I'm hoping for bright reds, but I could get pinks.
This is tomato alley looking in. I think of it like that because of the two rows of tomato plants the line the path at the far end. The bottom of the garden also has my alliums. The plastic protects my hopefully not rotting garlic from the rain. All gardening books will tell you to withhold water from your garlic for the last two weeks before picking. Ha! Withhold water indeed. I can't do that, so I put up plastic. The water will soak in from the sides, but it ought to help.