We are back in our Low Country home as the summer really turns hot hot hot.. After nearly two weeks away, some of that on the road, I was worried about the state I would find our small property in as the summer heat and harsh sun is a big factor.
Without human intervention, the eugenia topiaries baked and died. But there were some nice surprises. Look who is about to bloom for the first time! Even in the early morning, the sun that makes it’s way through the sheltering trees is strong.
Not all blossoms can take it when the water supply dwindles.
This year I planted the tomatoes early, and the crop was abundant because the sun was strong and there was some good rain. It is just about the end of the tomatoes; once the temperature rises above 85, the tomato plant won’t set bud.
Sometimes we interfere with Nature too much. She makes a beautiful landscape on her own.
Hope you are having a happily hot, hot summer!