As many of the flowers fade in the unrelenting heat I am grateful for the succulent family. A couple of years ago we took the plunge and drove down to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. We were able to bring home many of their wonderful pots. This ceramic hanging pot is the perfect home for one of those succulents.
Remember the overgrown vegetable garden from two weeks ago? Well, now that the blanket flowers have been removed I can see the pathways again.
However, some things that happened whilst I was gone could not be righted. Unfortunately the leaf footed bugs had a field day with my tomatoes. Although the crop was large, many were completely destroyed by the juice suckers. I am still out there every day, killing them in an attempt to reduce their numbers before the next planting.
I wonder if other gardeners have discovered that both the leaf footed bugs and the harlequins have an aversion to water. So, turning on the hose under the plants makes them all move up the stem to a spot where you can see them and do away with them. I'll be out there again tonight when the sun goes down.