Pretty warm today, but cooled off tonight which is a good thing. I put some red landscape cloth down around the tomatoes, supposed to reflect red light back at them??? I don't know, it was on sale and should help with the weeds. Something ate the pretty pink daises I planted, phooey on them hope it upset their stomach. Am loving all the hollyhocks and roses that are in bloom as well as other assorted flowers. I have this vision of wandering along paths lined with a huge variety of flowers. Hidden nooks and crannies with benches and fountains, Jim can make sculptures to keep himself busy. Well, it might be a slightly skewed vision, but it's mine.
My summer squash plants have gotten huge, and finally some blossoms. I have been picking lettuce , eating salads 3 times a day and giving it away and still it grows. To the right are all tomato plants, and in the lower left a corner of my strawberry patch. Also somewhere in there are sweet potato plants, they have kinda gotten buried. Also some spinach and garlic, cucumbers and a lonely watermelon plant. Just behind where I am standing is a zucchini plant that has taken over the whole corner. I might just have to try my hand at zucchini bread. I am leaning all kinds of things about vegetable gardens. I need to leave more room between rows, all those seed do really come up. Also I want to do this again next year with more and better. The gourds that I planted have also taken off, hopefully I will get some in the fall. I planted a variety of shapes for fun. Oh, I also actually got started on my birdbath, there is hope.
The big project for tomorrow is to finish the roses I am making for Ellen's cake. Only about 300 of them, yikes! I did get started and have about 50 done, but back said no more, so will hit it again in the morning when I am fresh. Will also take a few Aleve to ward off spasms. I will post some pictures so you can see what you think. A few mentioned they have not tried the decorating, you should give it a try. Like anything it takes practice, but making it pretty is so much fun. Wish we were closer I would be glad to teach you.
My best to you all, Barbara