Summer from the back doorToday we have clear skies and some hot sunshine warming up the soil. It is summery at last. There has been no gradual change to make it easier on the body, it has just been cold one day, hot the next. The soil is very moist so the plants will be relishing the warmth. Todays garden work was done early and now it is inside until the afternoon. I can handle that.
First tomatillo flowerMy tomatillo plant has a flower which is quite exciting. I have never grown these before so I'm keen to taste them and experiment a little. I almost pulled this plant out because when young, they are a lot like the awful thorn apple. The leaves however have a slight capsicum-like aroma when bruised whereas the thorn apple smells pungent and horrid so I thankfully left it in situ.
The sunny days are drawing the flowers out of their shyness too. My dahlias are just starting to open up and although they lack perfume, they make up for it with their showy blooms.
I hope the weather is kind at your home too.