It is so hot in July here in Oklahoma that early mornings are the best time to enjoy the yard. This silicone top Mom brought back from Wisconsin sure keeps the bugs out of the coffee. Lantana, a Texas native, is a sure bloomer in the 107 heat index. Not many plants can say that.
Unfortunately, the heavy rains we received in May did a lot of damage in the garden so it is not as pretty as last year. There are still things happening though.
The knockout roses are in their second blooming. The Virginia creeper is fuller on the arch this summer and the morning glories are climbing the trellis although they were planted late. Several colors of hibiscus bloom daily. The red crepe myrtles are vibrant; like the lantana, myrtles are colorful all summer long. New to the garden are the oak leaf hydrangeas; keep your paws crossed that they make it. Finally, the porch swing project is coming along nicely and should be finished in a week. Be sure to…………
Always take time for some fun… ~ Indy and Lucy
Good Times. ~ Indy and Lucy
Mom was delighted when a box arrived from Angus Fala Worldwide. In the letter enclosed, CEO, Ainsley McKenna, noted that on our last visit to Peru, we neglected to stop by the Angus Manor Concession Stand for some T-shirts commemorating the event. To make up for our oversight, she sent us some.
We love them. Thanks to Aunt Judy for the fashion recommendation…perfect. We also appreciate the endorsement of Lily the Cat. Best idea ever. ~ Indy and Lucy
The rain is gone for now so July temps soar.
Now add in the heat index and the humidity…a furnace blast when the door is opened.
This is a perfect way to spend hot afternoons. Mom told Dad we need to move to a “more acceptable climate”….or something like that. Oops, she called us story-telling Scotties. Keep cool! ~ Indy and Lucy
Unfortunately, we have several outdoor cats in our neighborhood that have decided Mom’s flower beds are their toilet. We cannot express how unhappy she is about this or repeat what words she has said concerning the cats but she has declared war. Her first attack was unsuccessful. She drove chopsticks every few inches in each bed thinking that “kitty” would be offended. No such luck.
She had Dad install one of these today. It has good reviews. She is ready with other possible solutions in case it doesn’t work.
Cats are reported to be offended by citrus so this oil can be sprayed on the mulch. Additionally, she thought mesh covering might work too. She has yet to hook up a motion detector to the hose but it’s coming. Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks. ~ Indy and Lucy