I’ve mentioned this before, but things happen that make me happy that my garden seems to be “in tune” with me.
I went out a couple of days ago because we had been in drought and I knew they just had to be watered, but I woke up too late and I only had about 20 minutes before the 8am water restriction cut off. I ran the sprinkler for the 20 minutes (not nearly enough — should be 1 hr minimum recovery, 1.5 hrs to be Secure until next watering) I picked these peppers while getting hit by the sprinkler
Aji Dulce Amarillo, Bolivian Rainbow, Fish, and the large red one is probably Numex Sandia
...I scooped some duckweed from the pond and BigB was in the water right under where I cleared the first scoop
,,,I worried that the 20 minute watering wouldn’t be enough, but a short while after I went inside, we had a surprise pop-up shower that had not been anywhere on the radar map drift through — enough to give everybody in the garden some relief.
...Last night we caught the northern edge of a large storm system (Sally remnant?) which stayed far enough south not to be disruptive of some outdoor events I had been eager about, then skirted by just enough to kiss my garden.
Today, I was looking out of the window, worrying about the Monarch butterflies since we are expecting a sudden drop in the temperatures, thinking I really hadn’t seen any in the last couple of days ...and one freshly eclosed Monarch drifted by my window as if to reassure.