Tour To Garden In The Month Of July

Tour To Garden In The Month Of July

On another note, I’ve been dealing with some garden struggles recently. It’s been a series of unfortunate events, seemingly one right after another. Between critters wreaking havoc, aphid armageddon and slugs deciding to throw a giant samba party in my planters, I just can’t seem to catch a break. It can be challenging to notice all the plants that are doing well amidst all the chaos. As someone who prides themselves on hard work and sweat in the garden, it can be really difficult not to get down on yourself. I’ll be the first to admit it. I want my plants to look happy and healthy, not dismal and devoured.

I’m doing the very best I can to stay positive, though. I’ve been hitting the plants weekly with my insecticidal soap, bodily removing those slimy slugs by gloved hand (make sure to wear gloves, no joke) and pruning back damaged foliage daily. I even braved a dreaded tick thanks to my nightly slug removal. The action scars and bites have been worth it though. I’m seeing some improvements and letting go of those plants I can’t save. I’ll keep trying though, and plan on replanting those plants I lost.

Now where was I? Oh yes, back to the positive points of my garden this July. I’m excited to share with you what’s blooming and thriving right now! I’m thinking of starting a blog series to show all the realities and pitfalls you run into when taking on Mother Nature. Until then, please enjoy each and every plant that is keeping a smile on my face!

In the butterfly garden

I started this butterfly garden around three years ago. I planted two milkweed plants and added on from there. At the beginning of April, I planted a wildflower seed mix. I’ve never planted a large seed mix like that, and now I want to do it everywhere! It’s very easy and low maintenance. If you travel during the summer months, consider giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed with the results!

On another note, I’ve been dealing with some garden struggles recently. It’s been a series of unfortunate events, seemingly one right after another. Between critters wreaking havoc, aphid armageddon and slugs deciding to throw a giant samba party in my planters, I just can’t seem to catch a break. It can be challenging to notice…

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