Morning in the garden – July 20, 2014

This morning in the garden there’s a chill in the air. Early temperatures were around 60 degrees Fahrenheit … a bit too cool for July 20, 2014 when nighttime temperatures often remain in the 70’s.

Here’s a quick look at some highlights in my zone 6 gardens; quick because I’m taking advantage of the cool temperatures and overcast sky to deadhead two 30′ Lamb’s Ear borders. Now that their blooms have mostly faded, and wind and rain have knocked the tall flower spikes askew, the borders look rather unkempt.

While I work, please enjoy the tour.

Wish me luck on catching another chipmunk thief … if you look closely at the upper right corner of the tomato photo you can see the trap. The little buggers had a wonderful meal on the last batch of nearly perfect red cherry tomatoes … gone before I could get to them. One thief has been captured and relocated in a habitat far, far away. Now we’re waiting to capture the next thief so it can go on a similar ride.

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2 comments for “Morning in the garden – July 20, 2014

  1. August 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I’m a morning person, so I’ve been very much enjoying your morning tours. I laughed when I read that a 60 degree morning in July is one with “a chill in the air.” In my Maine garden, a 60 degree morning temperature in July would make it a warm morning; mid-fifties are normal, and forties qualify as “a chill in the air.” I find that my ‘Blue Paradise’ phlox is bluer on cool, crisp mornings; is that true for you?

    • August 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Jean,
      Glad you enjoy these posts. My Blue Paradise phlox seems to prefer the cooler temperatures we’ve had this summer. Makes it great for New England gardens.

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