What's happening around the garden?
|How tall do these things grow before they put out flowers?|
What's happening on the blogs?
Garden Autobiography "My garden started the day that I was born, at least that’s the way I feel about gardening. I have adored flowers since I was a little girl running around the countryside looking at and picking colorful flowers . . . It is in the garden where I dedicate(d) areas to loved people who have left this world."
A Memory Garden. I can do that, but not just for people who have died, but also for people I want to honor and remember. Sweet corn for my father, coreopsis for my mother for her bouquets, Rosa moyesii squidlets, for my sister still living thankfully. St Francis for the wisdom and writing by Pope Francis of the encyclical on the environment, On Care for Our Common Home. Read this post, Let the Dialogue Begin, for how it relates to gardening. You do not have to read the religious and political parts of the encyclical. I didn't.
What's happening on the calendar?
Blue moon tonight. An astronomical phenomenon that occurs once in a blue moon is happening early Friday morning — a blue moon. For the second time in July, skywatchers will be able to look up to a full moon.
In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day, the festival of the wheat harvest. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide. Tomorrow (early) I'll make something like this wheatsheaf loaf.
|Found on Google via Pinterest to which I do not subscribe|
Langholm's Common Riding is the last Friday of July. One of the best garden bloggers writes about it here:
Langholm’s Great Day (but not so great weather).
What's happening with the water restrictions?
|Monterey Park was originally assigned to the ninth tier 36%, but appealed on the basis of sending in the wrong information. The reduction has been changed to 20%.|
The Monterey Park City Council declared a Stage 2 drought emergency. These additional restrictions begin August 1:
- Bans watering public street medians and all watering between 9 am and 5 pm.
- Limits all watering to two days per week: Mondays and Thursdays only.
Roses are keepers. The David Austins are doing really well, much to my surprise.
How differently each water company is handling the situation!
Froggy-surfer-dude, a new garden friend. Surfboards in different lengths, body boards, skim boards, one Sabot, what a clutter in the garage for two boys. Some people like the hot summer weather. Sweet memories.