the aphids have really done a number on our gorgeous pepper plants....it's a tiny bit of a downer!
we keep spraying them with soapy water and they really do keep trying to bounce back. they are so hard to control. we are thinking of buying a box of ladybugs and lace wings but it might just be too late for this year.
what a lot of people don't know is that one year you have thriving squash. the next year - zilch. another year you get a glut of tomatoes. the following year - you get three! gardening is not throwing some seeds on the ground! we keep trying to impress that on people. every year is different as you battle with different weather patterns, different diseases and different pests.
some of the peppers who are hurting the most are still producing fruit. check out this little hurting cayenne pepper - he is seriously hurting but still producing. poor little guy.
it's been windy and hazy for a few days - better than muggy and foggy eh?
this post feels like a downer so i will cheer you all up with some beautiful chamomile flowers!
and my rose bush is blooming! teehee. want to know a secret? i am collecting rose petals and rose buds to put in jars of epsom salts for my 2 sisters, e and c. they don't read the blog so they have no idea what i am up to. i'm sneaky that way!
i'll end with i hope you all are doing well. if i haven't hit up your blog - send me an email or leave a comment. PP, brother, i'm on my way over right now.