Sunday, June 30, 2013

Taking a break from the Garden

I am taking a couple of months off from the DragonFly Garden; I decided to take a break from gardening for the month for July and August.  Gardening this time of the year in South Florida is simply not fun.  I will continue to do some maintenance, like weeding and pruning, to prevent the garden from turning into a jungle in no time at all.  I pledged not to buy new plants or start new projects during these months (Home Depot is off limits).
 
 
 
 
For the next couple months, I will be working on new ideas for the fall, like a redo of the vegetable garden and making space for more fruit trees.  I am committed to a more sustainable garden and fruit trees are a good start.
 
I will not walk away from the blog for the next two months, the camera will be with me every morning when I walk the garden and if I see something interesting I will be posting.

Stay cool and have a great summer

10 comments:

Mystic Dreamer said...

I don't think I can go that long without buying a plant.

africanaussie said...

What a great idea! gardening in the hot humid weather is enough to put you off gardening for life. Your garden is looking lovely

mary_smith said...

I know what you mean. I have quite a bit of work to do in our veggie garden and I've procrastinated since it's hot and June it was so rainy.

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LostRoses said...

Rusty, your post reminds me of my brother-in-law in the desert. He gardens in the fall, winter, and spring and never in the hot summertime. Just the opposite of us who can never get enough summer! Good luck staying away from Home Depot!

Deb said...

I live in the North Central part of Fl and this time of year I mainly water and weed and snip here and there. I try to avoid garden nurseries and home centers so I don't add more plants, and wouldn't you know it a local nursery has Night Blooming Jasmine in stock and on sale ugh I have been searching 2 years for it so I have to hit the nursery tomorrow. Have a great summer

Elegant Ground Water Features said...

Love the garden. Though I'd probably fill mine with flowering plants and a couple of water features.

Gary said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest, and Summer is usually one of the best and busiest times for gardening here. But this year the summer has been so hot that I only want to be in the garden in the early morning on most days.

Keep us posted on how the "gardening fast" goes for you! :)

hoehoegrow said...

Bet you have withdrawal symptoms ! try walking past a nursery and see if you can resist the urge to go in !!

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Great...Love the nature..pls grow the plants..at least one plant in a week..Thanks..

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