the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
~ James Dent
Summer days in my Georgia (8a) garden are hot and humid. The best way to enjoy these type of days are with a glass of ice cold tea with fresh mint leaves from the garden or some freshly squeezed lemonade and taking a seat in the woodland garden. More than ever, one definitely appreciates the shade of all the trees at this time of year.
During the summer months we take a break from the heavier gardening chores and planting. Necessary weeding and watering are done in the early morning hours. Followed by our daily harvest in the kitchen garden. Here is what we are growing this season:
~ Fruit ~
Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Figs, Pears, Plums, Persimmon
~ Vegetables ~
Green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, gourds,
If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.
~ Loren Eisley
In summer we also celebrate water!
Playing in the river
building sandcastles at the beach
and pool time.
During summer break we travel to the Mississippi coast, the hills of North Carolina and the shores of Lake Michigan visiting family and friends. Our travels provide an opportunity to visit many gardens both public and private. I love finding inspiration in these gardens that I can bring home to my garden.
How are you celebrating the summer season? I am linking with Gardens Eye View for Seasonal Celebrations in this companion post to Lessons Learned.
Enjoy your summer!