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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Last Gasp From the Summer Garden
Fall Crocus are the signal that Autumn is around the corner. It has been an unusually hot and dry Summer here in Portland and the garden reflects it.
The Rose of Sharon didn't seem to mind the heat but I don't think any of the plants enjoyed having to drink the purified city water any more than we liked paying for it!
The sun baked the color right out of the Hydrangea but a few blooms persevered. I can't help but wonder why a few blooms stayed fresh and blue. Maybe they opened later?
I showed you the new grapes in this post. They LOVED the hot weather and they grew twice as high as we were expecting. Once the leaves drop the pruning and training will become.
We even got one tiny little cluster of grapes! I think they love their new home.
The old, reliable 4 o'clocks just wander around wherever they want and don't seem to mind much of anything.
Sorry for the poor picture. Rudbekia putting up with Queen Anne's Lace that isn't supposed to be there but sometimes I kind of love it.
And then there are the tomatoes. They are thriving and producing more than we can use. The summer squash did well, too. Everything else succumbed to the heat. Vine ripened tomatoes make the garden worth the effort.