Maintenance mode continues amid high temperatures and final revisions to the Ethics Guide.
I dead headed the front slope geraniums, and emptied the remains of a bag of Preen mulch around the coleonema.
The special monkey flower at the far end of the back garden is sickly. I changed the flag dripper to a bubbler hoping to direct more water to the plant. The white lantana seems to be taking hold. Weeding is becoming my life’s work.
I will sit in the summer house in the mornings and look out over the land. Just the other side of the retaining wall I saw the first matilija poppy bloom appear, on the newest plant. I catch the resemblance to a fried egg without straining too hard.