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Still Alive in All This Heat: Flowers and Veggies

June 27, 2012
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There is a high of 100°F today. It’s June in Michigan – this is very unusual. I can’t remember the last time it went to 100°F. If we even get temperatures in the 90’s it’s during August, the hottest month.  In addition, we have been in a bit of a drought since May. Hardly any rain and bright cloudless days. I miss the rain and summer thunderstorms.The soaker hoses I snaked through the beds have been a great help because I turn them on and go inside to get out of the heat.

Anyway, I have been doing everything I can to keep the garden and grass well watered, and so far it has worked.

Are you suffering in this heat wave too? I feel for those in Colorado (where we used to live) dealing with the drought and wild fire – bring on the rain!




shasta daisy

Asiatic lily

day lily





creeping rose


sea lavender


I’m trying to train climbing roses around the window

back full sun garden bed

6 Comments leave one →
  1. johnny51 permalink
    July 10, 2012 10:24 PM

    Amazing photos!! Gorgeous flowers. Wish I had your garden.

    • July 19, 2012 9:22 PM

      Thanks so much. Please come over and install decorative molding and trim everywhere and I’ll plant you a flower garden! Trade?! Haha

      • johnny51 permalink
        July 20, 2012 10:44 AM

        Haha.. I think your flowers are going to be more expensive than my painted poplar!

  2. July 8, 2012 2:42 AM

    Your garden looks so lush Rachel! all those beautiful flowers, and your grass is so nice and green. In southern california a lot of people basically just let their lawns die in the summer because it takes so much water to keep it alive because it’s so much drier here. I would love to be surrounded by yards like yours! 🙂


  3. June 28, 2012 11:18 AM

    Your garden is so gorgeous! And the photos are stunning! 🙂

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