This morning after school drop off, Gwennie and I ran into Lowe's to get a few things. We bought 1/2 gph drip heads for some of the plants. I think that the 2gph ones I had were over watering the drought tolerant plants. In the garden section I found some sun shade fabric. I figured with a few of the posts we had in the yard I could fashion a sort of shade for my dear little plants.
While I was putting it up, I noticed that even with the heat, many of the seeds I had planted were sprouting. I have one watermelon, a few pumpkins, and corn. (Its the red sweet corn variety.) Also the eggplant that was transplanted is blooming. I must have just gone out there yesterday at the worst possible time. This morning everything feels renewed and fresh. And once again I am looking at a lovely garden.