July is drawing to a close. Living in southeast Texas for much of my life, I've never really been overly-fond of August. It's our hottest month, and that's saying something. But for some reason, this year I am feeling rather benevolent towards it. Part of the credit can surely go to the garden. Lots of plants are pushing through quite happily in the heat.
It's always a pleasure to amble through a thriving green space. August also brings us one month closer to Autumn. It's a wonderful time to work on the fall garden plan, to (literally) plant the seeds, and to dream.
For years, my husband and I worked at creating a series of gardens on our four-acre lot in a rural, Texas subdivision west of Houston. I have to say, it was a fantastic experience. Now, I have a pocket garden on a golf course! It took me a while to adjust, but guess what: I love it! While every garden is different, they all offer challenges, pleasures, time with nature. Much like people, they have their good days and bad days, high seasons and low; and they can all be fun and beautiful if you love them enough.