|Dahlia Anemone Flowering Florinoor|
Happy July! Don't you think this budding dahlia looks like a firecracker about to explode?
The whole garden is filled to the brim with the first wave of summer buds about to burst open and fill the air with and explosion of color. Quite fitting for July, don't you think?
Everything planted out in mid-May - Early June is thriving despite the cool June weather we had. I think it's been a blessing to the tender greens and I'll take working under a protective cloud cover over high heat and humidity any day.
All of the seeds I sowed germinated in good time and the mild temperatures were easy on the tender, new sprouts.
|Thriving dahlia beds.|
Top of my to-Do list for this month is to get the last of the seeds sown in the new raised beds and finish mulching. One of the benefits of growing cuts in raised beds is I don't have to invest in large rolls of weed barrier fabric. Come springtime I turn it into the remaining soil and I'm ready to start new seeds.
My generous neighbor took pity on me when he saw how big my mulch pile was at the top of our driveway and lent me his vintage 10 tine hand cultivator tool. He inherited it from his brother and I felt lucky to be able to put it to use again. What a breeze it was lifting the mulch into the wheelbarrow with this tool.
|Raised beds getting mulch.|
|Frames for additional raised beds.|