Welcome to another week of Tuesdays In The Garden! Summer is flying by, and I’ve really been enjoying July. Daylilies are in full bloom and dahlias are getting taller each day. I’m still having great success with the clematis I planted in a big container this spring. I’m feeding it regularly, keeping it’s feet cool and making sure it has plenty of water.
On another note, I’ve been dealing with some garden struggles lately. 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.