martywny: "last frost should be (Ha!) first week in May."
I am giggling at this! Here in high dry Northern Utah I have seen frost every month of the year. Our growing season is from mid May until about Sept 6. One year it froze the tomatoes on the 5th of July after being 90 for the parade on the 4th. So you plant and hope. Some times you make it, sometimes you don't. Be prepared with buckets and/or Visqueen to cover the plants up if needed.
Flower garden is a riot of color. Daylilies in peach, coral, salmon, yellow and maroon are just finishing the bloom season. Tall phlox in purple and white are just getting started. First dahlia is showing it’s color. Stargazers and Casa Blanca Lilies are starting to open. And sharing their fragrance.
Who grows stargazers...do you ever divide them? I’d like to divide, but they are doing so well, I don’t want to jinx them.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 👩🌾
Post by gardendmpls on Jul 21, 2020 21:29:09 GMT -5
The squash are beautiful too, with green on green stripes. They are also good to toss down from where they are growing (like the roof of my chicken pen) and yell "SNAKE". Helps the grand-kids get their exercise.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 24 little gardeners.