We used to have 2 trees like this maple in the front yard but lost one to wind this summer. I chose the best sprout and tied it to the remaining trunk. I keep all the other suckers trimmed off. We'll see if it gets enough root down to survive.
We planted several hybrid Poplar shade trees because of their fast growth. The downside is that they are susceptible to fungus and such and are losing leaves early. Messy!
The garden is down to tomatoes, okra and cucumbers. I pulled the summer squash and very little sweet corn remains. The tomatoes look really good and we are picking daily.
Husky cherry tomato
This is the sorry remaining corn. You will remember that all of my late season corn blew over in the wind. I left it all and have been harvesting a little. The ears are small but tasty. I cut down one bunch an hour ago and fed to the cows. I salvaged just 4 small ears from it, so I just finished them off a little bit ago. My always dieting wife declined so I had to eat them all! I wet a paper towel so it is very soggy, roll the ear in it and microwave for a couple minutes per ear, depending on the size. Butter, salt and yumm!!
There are maybe a half dozen nubbins on this little patch and then that's it. I need to remember for next year that the Peaches and Cream variety, which I really like and will replant, matures before the silk really looks mature. So it is easy to let it go too long.
This heat makes working outside a pain. Just as well, as I tweaked my back while string trimming last Friday and haven't recovered. Very sore and cramping muscles.
I hope the end of summer is treating ya'll well.