I’m back after an unplanned absence. Like many of my flowers and vegetables, I ran into some rough “weather” toward the end of July and during the month of August. Thank goodness I faired better than a lot of my plants! After a cool and wet start to the growing season, the rains stopped and the sun turned up the heat. Our grass and bushes suffered greatly.
I did not plant the marigold in these pictures. Somehow a seed fell in the crack of our concrete and it grew. Not only did it live, but it as you can see below, it flourished despite the horrendous August heat. I have a whole new respect for marigolds.