Hot and humid in South Carolina. We have had continual afternoon thunderstorms, some have left a lot of damage but the rain has staved off drought conditions.
In leaving a doctors office I noticed all these beautiful Yellow Tropical Hibiscus plants. They were in full bloom.
This red rose grows just over my fence in the neighbors yard. It was so pretty on this day.
My son has grown some delicious tomatoes in his yard this year. The best tasting tomato I have had in years. Also I tried the 'corn on the cob in the microwave' this week. I only put in one full ear with shuck and all for 2 minutes. Take it out, cut off the stalk end and squeeze the ear of corn out of the shuck. I did make a cut into the shuck but the ear came right out with no silks - fantastic. You must give this method a try. Happy gardening.
Jul 18, 2012 | 5:58 AM PST
My AT's don't have flowers yet either. It is just coming time for them to start. My neighbor did get pink flowers a few weeks ago, but that is not the norm for blooms in my yard.
Jul 18, 2012 | 6:19 AM PST
My AT is doing poorly this year. Only about 2 feet tall-and it's usually 6 ft. tall by now. I think the ground cover under it is taking all it's nutrients. YG-hope you are doing well. I think of you now & then!
Jul 18, 2012 | 10:29 AM PST
the white AT's that are always so big are not growing well at all. I put some blackeyed susans in the bed last fall/spring and think they may be taking some of the nurtients from them. Plus they did not get fresh mulch this year either.