Welcome August

Good morning, August!

It’s foggy this morning, and the mist is hiding my mountains, but it’s the start to another beautiful day. We had a little gentle rain last night that will hopefully help the plants. The drought continues, and the excessive heat has kept the tomatoes from setting more fruit. Our harvests this year pale in comparison to last year, but ever the optimist, I’ve already started planning the fall garden (beets? carrots? greens?) as well as getting the beds ready for garlic in November and early spring planting.

And that’s why I love August. It’s summer’s last real month, her last hold on heat and humidity before September steps in with her colored leaves, crisp evenings, and ripening apples. I’m an Autumn girl!

Foggy August Morning

Foggy August Morning

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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