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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Hot and dry

 The rains stopped... the weather turned hot... 

Not a surprise, the rains this spring were the unusual weather...


With the end of the rain, and the near constant heat, came the fun of portaging water from the rain barrels and attempting to keep a few plants going...


And... the deer fence started getting tested as the desperate critters wanted something to eat that wasn't crunchy...


Pear tree...

Pepper plant...

Maxixe vine

A few of the plants being consumed by mother deer...
Incidentally.... I saw the spotted fawn she stashed in the woodland, inside the deer fence...

Feels kind of bad needing to fence them out... But, I have the fence to protect a little bit of my efforts...

Mulberry stump

Mulberry posts...

The birds planted a lot of mulberry trees everywhere I put in gardens... So plenty of post materials...
Cut down a mulberry tree, and it grows right back, so I get multiple posts from the same tree.

There were a number of areas where the weight of the vines (muscadine, Carolina jessamine, smilax) made the fence vulnerable... 
so... cut the vines off the fence... add new taller posts, additional fencing above the original... Tie the two fences together with some twine...and cross fingers.

Here's some pics from before everything turned crunchy...

Broken colour 4 o'clock

Yellow echinacea (paradoxa)

American lady and echinacea purpurea

Daisies and Kniphofia

Rudbeckia hirta

I didn't have the heart to take pictures of the brown strawberry plants or the dying carrot bed...  


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