The garden in July is abundant. Full. Verging on unkempt. I can find time to give things a haircut, like the wisteria on the arbor above, but then the heat kicks in and knocks me out, so clean up happens later. Good thing it’s been to hot to really sit out on our lovely patio anyway, as those wisteria trimmings were there for a few days.
There is always a pile of something needing to be picked up and composted. Weeds I’ve pulled out and left laying about during trips out with the dog, half-trimmed plants (the Salvia just reached its massive trim time). Maintained in stages, that’s the garden in July.
The lilacs I put in our first year here are desperately trying to take out our neighbor’s garage. I have them nearly half-way trimmed, taking off about 18″ all round. I’m going to hack at them some more tomorrow, as it’s cooled down here substantially this week. Hacking at things is my general trimming process. It seems to work.
My grasses and perennials look fantastic though. They got much taller this year with all the early rain.
I don’t know what’s going on with the beans. The plants are huge, but I have yet to see any flowers on them, let alone a bean. I’ve never grown beans before, perhaps this is usual?
I do love this view though.