Oh, my......the gardens have gotten away from me once again.
It's silly to think that they are going to behave while I spend a month indoors hiding from the heat. It was cool at the start of the day, so I went out to work in the long bed along the drive. I thought I just needed to pull about six tall weeds and cut out four shrubby starts. On the drive side the gardens weren't too bad, but on the lawn side of the bed it's nightmare. I did a quick and dirty cleanup of the center of the bed on the drive side, and cut down the shrubs. I'll have put put hours in on the gardens every morning for the next month!
Johnson's or who ever it is who makes "Off" is going to make a fortune off me because the mosquitoes are dreadful! The hard part about working in the cool of the morning is that the mosquitoes are still out in force. I wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt with a turtle neck and a hat, and all my clothes get sprayed. I add a little to my neck and ears, and do a lot of ducking from the 'sketers that get past the Off.
I'll have to make a note to myself to do before and after pictures.