The last week of August.
In my mind, the last week of Summer.
Yes, I know...even though the official last of summer is
Labor Day Weekend,
in Texas, the heat will continue.
These guys will still be hungry, and chomping my plants.
But, there's hope in the air.
Well...maybe not today. It's forecast to be 102.
Actually, we've had MUCH worse summers lately.
But, age and other incurable conditions, have made me more and more
heat intolerant. Just can't hack it as well I used to.
But, a gardener's gotta garden.
So, I hauled (with muscle from Mr P) some rocks from the creek.
I had an artemisia Powis Castle up and die.
So, decided to replace it with an agave Lophantha.
About the only thing you can plant this time of year is cactus, agaves,
I put extra ones around this to hold it down.
Things get pulled up here, if not anchored.
Speaking of pests.
Yep...Leaf Footed Bugs on the prickly pear.
Research says the best way to get rid of them is pick them off.
Sorry....not on a cactus.
This is the only cactus they're on.
I haven't seen any on any other one....big or little.
We still have some tomatoes getting ripe.
They set long ago.
No bugs on them, and the squirrels have left them alone this year.
Even though I haven't been too happy with the way the garden looks,
all in all, it's been a good summer.
We sit on the porch every evening, once the heat lets up.
But, I'm ready for fall to show up.
Just hoping to keep things alive until then.