Despite this outrageous heat and lack of rain these past few weeks, my raspberries and patio tomatoes and doing quite well. It's about 98 degrees here and the lawn is pretty much fried from the raging sun and drought, but I've been harvesting a fair amount of berries from the bushes that my Darling Hubby planted several years ago. At the end of the growing season, I will take the berries that I've stored in the freezer and make homemade jam...my family's favorite!
So, today I was able to get the gardens *mostly* finished. At least they look more like gardens and not jungles requiring of a machete to hack through it. ;-)
After a late start--and taking time to mow the back yard (I *heart* my reel mower...yay!)--I was able to finish reorganizing the garden in the back yard and finish off the walkway in the front.
Over the years, I've considered myself more of a "serious dabbler" in gardening, than anything else. During the past decade or so, I have managed to acquire several books on gardening and even have a lifetime subscription to the National Home Gardening Club. It was only recently that I decided to turn my casual love for gardening into a potential business.