Up here in New England, our weather’s not hot
So one ripe tomato is all that we’ve got.
We’ll slice it and give it an arugula bed,
A salad of deep green with one speck of red.
It’s mid-August now, and we promise, no gripin’,
But let’s hope that the rest, all the green ones will ripen.
While the Cape Cod garden has been benefitting from daily watering by means of the irrigation hoses in the vegetable patch and hand watering for the flowers and herbs in terra cotta pots, the home garden has been enduring days without a steady rain. The perennials are putting up a brave front, but the hostas look bedraggled, with yellow or brown leaves appearing around the edges. The day lilies’ leaves are yellowing or browning as well, and the monarda leaves droop– and their blooms don’t last very long. Continue reading “Dry Days in the Garden”