summer garden update #5: what july brings


Weird ants (I think) keeps eating or living in my echinacea and the flowers are deformed as a result – ugh! We did some googling but didn’t come up with any leads…


This is a bit concerning, my shrub may be dying. I received it two years ago from a neighbor who was moving out and didn’t want to take it along. I’ve tried pruning it and adding in more soil but it keeps turning more and more brown. I’m thinking it may need to be repotted. Suggestions welcome on how to save this guy!


On a happy note, the Italian peppers are doing extremely well!! It’s time to eat them I suppose. Thinking of stuffing them (uncooked) with havarti, and diced tomatoes dressed with some oil and vinegar, what do you think?