The heat is on. Another weather record is about to be broken they say. Ninety-ish today followed by two days of around 100. We watered and put up parasols to protect the most delicate plants from the searing sun.
I bought the parasols at Amazon. This is the third season for most of them. I used to tie the parasol handles to pieces of rebar. That worked but it was tedious to assemble/disassemble. This year John cut bamboo sections so that the rebar can fit in one end and the parasol can fit in the other end. The bamboo is cut so that the node (the closed part) is in the center of the bamboo section. It works great. Another successful rinky dink project!