I love to spend time out in my garden in spring and fall. But not always in the summer months. Excessive heat can literally suck out any desire for me to go outside, not to mention doing anything in the garden.
On an excessively hot summer’s day, I often can’t wait for the sun to set. Then I begin to see people venturing outdoors – kids come out to play, neighbors come out and sit on their porches and people start walking their dogs.
But for me, I find myself heading out into my garden at night.Pruning vines.
The temperatures may still be hot, but once the sun has gone down – it is much easier to spend time outside. It is also much easier to get my kids to come out and help me
If needed, I bring out extra light so I can see what I am doing. (Someday, I want to drape my garden fences with white holiday lights, not just for decoration, but also for additional illumination for the garden).
When gardening at night, I am sometimes visited by a little ‘friend’ or two who are curious about what I am doing.Praying Mantis
So the next time your garden needs some attention and the temperatures are too hot – try gardening at night!