It is still hot here in Arizona and not much you can do in a garden right now. You can still run outside and quickly do something at about 6 o'clock in a morning when it is finally getting a little cooler but other than that there is no time for gardening yet.
During day I am quickly running outside to walk dogs and it is brutal... I am surprised that my garden has survived this summer! We had some wonderful monsoon season rainy days earlier this Month, I wish there would be more! The desert needs it !Well, on a positive note, my roses are starting to bloom again which is a good sign. That mean Fall is almost here with it's moderate temperatures. I can not wait :)Another nice thing is that we got our first harvest of bananas! We planted this small banana bush 3 years ago with intention to give our garden a tropical flair. Well, 1 bush turned into the tree, than another one, and another one... it is very pretty and huge now but the sad thing is each tree dies after producing fruits. Pity ! The good thing is the new one is quickly growing since it is multiplying from the rhizomes. There is still hope we will be lucky to have it for years to come! :)
I did some canning (yes, I thought of my friends & family, the jam is a lovely Holiday gift) and finally digged out the spring bulbs of freesias, hyacinth and paperwhites. It is time to dry them and prepare for the Fall storing!