[gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 20 Jul 2002 11:22:07 -0500

Went out early this morning before the heat could set in and surveyed the garden. Will tear out the
cuke vines this afternoon late as they are done as are the zukes. Tomatoes, peppers, limas, and
crowders still producing.

The butterfly ginger is in full bloom on the east side of the house and anytime you park a car in
the driveway and walk by the air is filled with a delicious odor. We stayed up past midnight last
night and finally saw a bloom on the night blooming cereus open. What a fine smell they make! This
plant has already had about 20 blooms on it this year but we seldom can stay up late enough to see
them. Last night we had a cloudless sky and a bright moon so went out in our jammies to see if this
latest bloom had opened. Sleepy Dawg thought we were crazy, she was in bed and stayed there.

Also this morning there were four mourning doves rustling around in the garden and a pair of robins.
The doves and this pair of robins are year-round residents so we're used to seeing them. Robins were
scratching around in the mulch seeking worms and the doves were also scratching but probably eating
weed seeds or such.

Miz Anne took off for Houston about 0900 to carry some paintings over to her watercolor society.
They're having a show to determine which watercolors will be published as ads for their big
nation-wide show that is coming up this fall. Quite an honor to be selected plus there are cash
prizes. I hope the old girl gets in as her art is really fine and the whole family supports her. 

Life is good.

George and Sleepy, batching it again