I have to hold down the commentary today so that I'll have room for some great summer barbecue ideas. These recipes call for pork but the salsas could accompany grilled chicken, halibut or swordfish.
A couple weeks ago I was interviewed as an expert on container rose gardening. My patio garden looked great, but shortly afterward I was hit by a really nasty spider mite epidemic. I hope your garden is weathering the heat. This is one of the few times I am thankful for the oak canopy; it helps the plants hold onto their moisture.
Is it just me or are the breeders of petunias slacking off? It used to be that the petunia was the workhorse of the garden, sending out billows of blooms even on the hottest days, if you go them going in late spring. For the past few years, all my petunias shrivel up at the first blast of heat. Are you having trouble with petunias, too? Let me know.