The Road to Oklahoma blocks are multiplying nicely, they go together very quickly even as leader-enders. I ended up discarding the apricot backgrounds, I don't really like that colour. Why did I think sewing that material into blocks would make me like it more; I don't, and it was making me dislike the whole project. It's much better now, I like the green accents so I'm going to add more of those. I'm up to 38 blocks, only 34 to go.
There's so much to do in the garden, and when it's really hot it's discouraging to see favourite plants struggling. Every year I mutter that I have to cut down the size of the garden, but it's such a joy when things are flowering and there's perfume in the air, and ripe strawberries for the picking. I'm trying to get the pots ready for the heat, which includes saucers under them to hold water, and straw mulch to stop evaporation. If there are a lot of smaller pots I stand them all in one large shallow container, which is easy to fill and cuts down watering time and there's no loss of water. Some plants I put in a bucket of coir mulch, which helps keep the roots cool, and again is easy to water.
I have to replace soaker hoses in the garden beds, put shadecloth structures over them and spread more straw around, and then I think I'm done. I'll just have to keep the water up to everything over the summer, and keep my fingers crossed that everything survives. This is a tough climate, but I don't think I'd handle snow or floods very well either; no place has perfect weather, so I'll just make the best of where I am.