Well, my garden has been pretty neglected this year. They say you can't have it all. And this season we had a lot -- but none of it was in the garden. We've traveled, we've relaxed, we've read, we've pursued interests, we've museumed. Yep. So far -- it's been a great summer!
Today we woke to overcast and cooooool weather. HOO-ray. So, I tackled some weeding & some trimming, and on top of the satisfaction of getting back to the garden, we also got LUNCH! (I always try to keep marinated fresh mozzarella on hand in the summer.)
It's so cool today -- if I can convince my husband to sweep the back patio, I might just wash off the table and serve dinner out there. And turn on the oven for cookies. Blue Ribbon Day.
Also, please will you send me your favorite recipes for leeks and eggplants?
Oh, I almost forgot that gardening tip* I promised!
1. Plant your garden in spring.
2. Water it a regular amount for a couple of months.
3. Pretend you don't have a garden.
4. Go back to the garden that you really do have, use your entire arm to lift the overgrown plants, and scoop up all the snails that are just hanging out in big parties in your garden. The trick is to let them get lazy, complacent. They were not expecting to see me.
*Or, maybe just garden responsibly. Your choice.