The odd summer is continuing onward, bringing more fog and a morning with light drizzle. It's still cooler day by day, almost like summer decided it was done out here before August is. Whichever way the weather decides to go, many of the plants are growing like it's spring again.
Summer's going through mood swings and the plants are trying their best to adapt. We haven't had rain in quite a while, but fog has been rolling in each day and leaving a mess of dew all over the place. The plants don't seem to mind - but they also don't seem to care. They're growing at their own pace, despite whatever the day or season wants to tell them.
This week has felt entirely too cool for the time of year it's supposed to be. When you think of summer in Southern California, it's all sunny beaches and... sun. This week's been a bevy of clouds, fog, and dew so thick that it watered my plants one morning.
been. For one thing, I have a confession to make - I left my plants alone nearly all week. I went on a long vacation. I didn't know what the weather would be like, and I took a gamble on how to water them.
It looks like the plants are focusing on growing leaves this week. The flowers are sticking around, the plants are the same height - but there's just so much more green! I love it.
The air's heating up out here, jumping up to about 90F on some days. It's not quite where it will be once we're up into July and August, but for now the garden is having a happy time of it. They hadn't quite gotten along with the cold, strong winds of late winter. Now they're having a wonderful time sunning and getting a green tan.
Memorial Day is just around the corner! That means summer is coming up fast. The garden is blooming and the leaves are... greening? Everywhere I turn, it seems like there's a little less room for me on the balcony. The plants are taking over.
Spring has finally sprung in the garden, and everything is getting growing. Most of the seedlings have been transplanted to their long-term homes (at least until they end up in the kitchen...). Check out the post to see how all the plants are getting along!
Growing mint in a container isn't only easy - it's also recommended! Mint is a delicious, voracious weed that can be grown from divisions, cuttings, or seeds. Find out how to care for mint here!
We try to rescue the strawberries from a cramped life of fruitlessness. And, the olive tree finally shows a problem. Is it fixable?