It is HOT here. Really really hot. But I bet you already knew that.
In April we received three tiny trees from my sister and brother in law to plant. One did not make it because our gardening negligence. The five gallon bucket the saplings arrived in collected too much water during a couple of rain storms. We planted all three trees hoping for the best. The hawthorn and the crab apple (?) have decided to continue living.
This spot had a dogwood sapling and Frodo decided it was very dead and ripped it out of the ground. He is an expert gardener! He was so happy to have a twig (dead tree) to romp around the yard. Yesterday, we went out to fill in the empty spot. After much deliberation, we chose a butterfly bush. At our last house we owned, we had a screened-in porch surrounded by butterfly bushes. It was beautiful. We loved how quickly they grew and enjoyed all the bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds that visited.
Our little vegetable patch is growing nicely. We planted tomatoes, basil, peppers cucumbers and a few kale. So far the rabbits, ground hogs and deer are not interested in eating any of it. Let's hope it stays that way.