Ok, so my father decided to put wire from the top of the trellis to the corner of the house. My son took this picture so you don't see the house but I think you get the idea.
Then there is death in the garden..... A tangerine mama tomato plant that looked gorgeous and then one day it was done. Very strange.
Then the rhubarb..... It had two remaing healthy leaves yesterday. I guess it really isn't tolerating this heat. I don't know what to do. If I didn't know better I would say something was feasting on it just to make me mad.
Aug 2, 2008 | 7:40 PM PST
Interesting. I know the rhubarb should be grown in partial shade. I don't have a clue about the tomato plant except it probably finally gave up from lack of water and extreme heat. Are the morning glories blooming since the picture was taken?
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell
Aug 2, 2008 | 7:58 PM PST
Yeah, I think it was probably a bad location for the rhubarb. Might have to try to transplant it in the evening because I'm going to lose it anyways. It did get plenty of water though. The pic of the morning glories was actually taken today so things have just been really slow to grow this summer. We definitely did not have as much rain this spring as we did last year which we can totally tell.
Aug 2, 2008 | 11:49 PM PST
Your morning glories look like a green drapery on a track. How cool is that? I hope mine fill in as well. Too bad about the edibles. When I lived in the desert, I tried to grow tomatoes, but the wind, heat, and ants defeated me. It's a tough environment for kitchen gardens.