I harvested lemons, green onions, parsley, mache, and lettuce from my garden.
I zested the lemons and dried the zest to use in cooking later.
I decided that since I cannot get replacements for my Texas Privet standards that died (the growers are no longer sending them to the nursery, so it is impossible to buy them) to purchase two rose trees instead of other Texas Privet that I would have had to shape into standards. The rose trees were significantly less money. You can see them on my recent Instagram post here.
I returned two things I bought online–one for a replacement (it was damaged) and one because the color was not at all the color it was supposed to be (sadly). I will use the credit from that to purchase the item in a different color.
I took four children to a chalk festival at a local library. We enjoyed several free things there, including watching the Young Artists Orchestra perform, drummers, seeing the chalk artists, seeing a shadow puppet performance, and doing some crafts.
The festival was during lunchtime. They had several food trucks there. The meals were rather expensive. We had planned ahead and brought sandwiches, fruit, and water. We left the library and had lunch at the nearest park, the children played on the playground, and we went back to the festival to see the last performance and the final chalk drawings.
It rained, so I was able to water the garden less than usual. The much cooler than usual weather is helping too; it was 57F (14C) instead of 90F (32C), like it was last year. Last year’s temperatures are the normal temperatures here this time of year. The cooler temperatures also mean my tulips look nice still!
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