Here we are in the midst of the summer haze, heat, and humidity, and my garden is showing it. I will admit, however, that not all of what you’re about to see can be blamed on the weather. I knew my garden wasn’t doing as well as it has in the past, but I didn’t realize how poorly it was until I looked at last year’s pictures from the same time period. I just haven’t been able to get out in the heat for long enough to fertilize, apply foliar spray, weed, etc. And it shows….a lot. It’s a little embarrassing – what with me having a gardening blog and all – but I have promised that I’d share the good, the bad, AND the ugly because that’s life. Maybe I could look at it this way. This year is a study on the effects of doing…nothing. So, sit back, take a look at part 1 of my monthly garden photos, click the links to see how each bed looked last month, and smile if my garden makes yours look like a paradise. How my garden grows in July!