Showing posts from July 26, 2015

Back yard woes and wonders.

The tomatoes are growing along fine, thank you, without much help from me. The basil has died, with no help from me, this year. It outgrew its container, and then fell off the low brick wall and broke the pot, as though to say to me...'See what you haven't done? Now I'm dead.' The sprigs of spearmint have now turned into stalks of trees, with no help from me. The couple of times I used it in iced tea was nice. I let the orange/yellow peppers grow back from seeds that I never took out of the container last year! I'm not quite sure why I planted so much lettuce all at once. All of it went to seed and eventually all became stalks of lettuce. They fell over in their containers. This is my worst year of container gardening (which I've done for several years). I suck at it. Maybe the drought is affecting me, and not the veggies. The roses in the front and back yards look a bit rasty and ugly, but they've been around for a few droughts over the deca