Things are slowing down now at the shop. It has been very hot outside with temperatures reaching well past the century mark. I enjoy the hot weather. I have been busy riding my bicycle in rallies all over the state. I am soon to compete in the Hotter Than Hell Bike Ride in Wichita Falls. When things get really hot outside then planting really needs to come to a stop (if possible) until the weather cools. Be sure to drink plenty of water when you work outside in the heat.
I like to edge my beds with a herbicide that keeps everything from growing so that it is a bit easier to keep grass out of my beds. Most herbicides need to be sprayed when the temperatures are at least 70 degrees outside.
I like to mix bright colors in my flower beds. This really attracts attention. I also try to vary the textures so that the eye does not get bored.