[gardeners] Friday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 18:38:05 -0500

Our tomatoes have about played out but the seedlings that will go in the ground
in mid-to-late August have their first true leaves so life will go on in the
tomato patch. The cukes are starting to get yellow leaves and some of the squash
are actually dying. The eggplant are just getting started good as are the
chiles, the southern peas, the yellow-eyed beans, and some bush limas. It is a
good thing that some plants are dying back as I am tired of harvesting and
preserving stuff for a bit.

Miz Anne drove off to Houston at 3 pm today and tomorrow three of my favorite
women will fly off to Baltimore-Washington International, Miz Anne, my lovely
daughter and her lovely daughter. Luckily they will be back on the 28th so we
won't be desolate for long. Sleepy Dawg has sat up shop in the front window,
looking for her "Mom." It will take a couple of days for her to get used to the
idea that Miz Anne isn't coming back for awhile and then she will be under my
feet all the time. Little dogs take a lot of loving when part of their pack is
gone. So do old men who have been with the same woman for 43 years. Still - life
goes on and life is good.