An ordinary person might wonder why anyone would plant when it’s been over 90 degrees for, like, forever, and, in fact, this is the way I lose the most plants every year. Planting in the summer. And then, f.t.w. Forgetting to water.
I used to make little flags out of bamboo skewers and duct tape, to help me remember to water. Of course, I had to remember to look for the flags in the first place, while I was wandering around the garden with the watering can.
Believe it or not, there are people who look down their noses at the idea of duct tape in the garden. This year I’m trying a more elegant flag: old, shredded Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags on bamboo stakes.