How does your garden grow?

596Petrichor is the scent of rain on dry earth.

Have you enjoyed the rains in July and August as much as I have? My native garden is thriving. It’s a nice reminder that our native plants are flexible and they’ll regulate to what the climate brings. Take a minute to enjoy the lush New Mexico landscape the next time you’re out. I’m sure you’ll be smiling.

This is a great month for our food gardens. There is an abundance of fruit this year beginning with those delicious cherries, apricots, peaches, and soon apples. Your vegetable gardens should be producing like mad with all the rains.

Blooms are everywhere: roses, plumbago, trumpet vine, texas sage, cherry sage, blue mist spirea, and dwarf butterfly bush. You’ll continue to see chocolate flower, chamisa, apache plume, lavender, russian sage, germander, and even valerian for a second time. The buffalo grass and sunflowers even seem to be making an early show this year!

It’s the best time of the year to plant so remember to “like” my page on facebook, where I share daily goodies like upcoming plants sales and other tid bits.

597Beautiful New Mexico rainbow.

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