Refresh your July Garden

Refresh your July Garden

An INSTANT Pollinator Garden  

Do you want to do something to help our precious pollinators? I keep reading post on Facebook that folks just aren’t seeing the bees they used to see in their yards. Not me. My yard is ABUZZ with life, even at night when I sit outside and watch in wonder the silent fireworks of the lightening bugs. 
 
You don’t need a big yard to plant a pollinator garden. Even a 4′ by 6′ patch will do. We would love to help. Stop in this summer and my staff will put plants together for you right on the spot. They will choose plants for each month so you can keep the pollinators happy right thru till the end of the growing season. We can lay it out on the ground and play around with the combinations until you LOVE it and we can tell it will go the distance. 
 
Be sure to tune in this Thursday evening at 5 pm for Facebook Live. I will be demonstrating how we do this and put a few pollinator gardens together right before your eyes. With all the new plants arriving this week, we should have LOTS to choose from!
The Summer Garden

  

 

All of us at Natureworks have been harvesting and eating from the garden. Diane just pulled these rainbow carrots seen above and is planting more zucchini seed. I also am harvesting my spring-sown carrots AND planting a lot more carrots seeds for fall. I filled a colander with sugar snap peas, picked the vines clean I thought, and more peas appeared, even in a heat wave. I was surprised but happy. By next week they should really be done and I will have a new spot to plant another round of cucumbers. 

I keep picking and planting, picking and planting. You can too. Our seed racks are stocked. Our fall season veggies are being grown for us as I write this! And the blueberries and raspberries- wow! Keep on planting and keep on eating from the garden.
My garlic bed isn’t quite ready to harvest yet, the tops are starting to turn a bit yellow but I am waiting at least another week. Then, I will IMMEDIATELY plant my bean seeds. I do this every year and have the best September and October crop of delicious beans. 
 
The summer squash seeds I sowed a few weeks ago are growing to gigantic proportions. My empty (former) broccoli bed will be the home of more summer squash for fall harvests. 
 
This is my view from my deck where I sit and sip wine with my husband before dinner. The pots attract the hummingbirds, The gardens are filled with every kind of pollinator plant imaginable. It truly is paradise.