It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Autumn! by Lo

by Lo
Dandelion Salad
July 15, 2012

Thought I’d share how the drought and very high temperatures have effected the plants and trees in my neighborhood and garden. Also a garden update.

Hostas

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The hostas look rather in sad shape. The garden hose doesn’t reach where they are planted so they have been neglected.

Attack of the Japanese Beetle!

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Another problem this Summer is the attack by the Japanese beetles. Here is one nibbling on the raspberry bushes which by the way have new blossoms on them, so more raspberries later this Summer.

Creeping Virginia after attack from the Japanese Beetles

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The Virginia Creeper is all but dead from the attack by the beetles.

Neighbor's Trees

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Even the big trees are suffering.

The advantages of a very dry Summer are no flooding in the cellar, less mosquitoes, less thunderstorms and lower humidity also less weeds to pull.

Thumbnail pictures from the entire set, Drought and Very High Temperatures Summer 2012.

Liberty Street

Bamboo

Sid

Liberty Street

Liberty Street

Liberty Street

Redbud Tree

Neighbor's Trees

Neighbor's Trees

Neighbor's Trees

Dogwood tree

Lilac Bush

Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bushes

Attack of the Japanese Beetle!

Raspberry Bushes

Dead Privet Hedge

Evening Primrose

Blackberry Vine

Mimosa Tree

Creeping Virginia after attack from the Japanese Beetles

Creeping Virginia after attack from the Japanese Beetles

Strawberry Patch

Hostas

Hostas

Garden Update

Bell Pepper

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Yummy, green bell pepper growing. Have harvested one from another plant and have more little ones growing.

Lost 2 of the potato plants and have one left that is barely hanging in there.

Harvested a few cherry tomatoes and small pickling cucumbers.

Petunias

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Most of the petunias have died but still have a few growing well in containers.

The Chinese Cabbage, collard greens, chocolate mint and black radish are growing well this Summer as well as some of the flowers. See some in the photos below.

Thumbnail pictures of the recent additions to the My Garden 2012 set.

Chocolate Mint

Collard Greens

Echinacea

Yellow Zinnias

Petunias

Bell Pepper

Black Radishes

Red Raspberry Bushes

Lettuce

Gerbera Daisy

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