I've had some less than stellar years in the garden but this summer has been right up their on the stress scale.
It wasn't because of one culprit in particular, but rather a combination of: the never-ending pest/disease issues, the weeds that grew like weeds 😉, three trips over the course of the summer (fun but I fell WAY behind as a result), helping my mom in her transition from married to widowed, the current (BIG) garden project, and, to top it off, finding it hard to say no to my volunteering.
I'm finally going to admit it - I've bitten off more than I can chew. Even the harvests are often an obligation rather than a joy. I usually take on a little more than I can handle - I just want to do it all! - but I think this year I've learned my lesson. Hopefully.
It's been a while since I've done a garden update, so I thought it high time I do a quick stroll through the garden and point out some of the highlights.
The most exciting thing that's happening is a harvest - our first ever apples!
|The first ever ripe Haralson apple|