- watching dew-covered plants awaken as the morning fog gives way to sun
- coming home from a day at the office, picking perfectly ripe tomatoes or plums still warm from the afternoon sun, and eating them right on the spot!
Here's some of what's up in my summer garden right now.
Follow my sun-protection tips to protect your skin as the hours quickly pass as you busily tending your garden.
Dermatologist's 5 Sun-Protection Tips for (Us) Gardeners:
Wear a broad brimmed hat.
Cover as much skin as possible with sun-protective clothing.
Keep the garden gloves on as much as possible to protect the backs of your hands, but use a tenacious water-resistant sunscreen, like Raw Elements, on the backs of your hands too because you know you're going to take those gloves off for some gardening tasks. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen during the day too.
Cover what skin you can't cover with one of my water-resistant zinc oxide sunscreens and reapply it every several hours. Personally, I use Citrix Sunscreen or Solbar Zinc Sunscreen and I carry the Raw Elements Eco Stick in my gardening overalls to reapply during the day.
As much as possible, try to plan your gardening tasks to follow the shade as the sun moves.I'd love to hear what's up in your garden this year! Happy gardening!