Wow. Pollinators are bombarding the Texas Ranger early this morning. Bees, butterflies, and bumblebees were getting busy. The activity seemed to slow down as the sun got higher in the sky.The pollinators zoomed between the Texas Ranger, lantana, lavender, and pumpkin blossoms. Texas Rangers grow great in zone 8-9. Very low maintenance. Very low water needs once established. With the important work of pollinators in the garden I can enjoy harvests like the one I had this morning.Granny Smith apples for an apple cake needed to be harvested to remove a bit of weight from the lateral branches of the tree. I’ll spend some time after this post searching for a recipe.A “dinky donk”, softball sized watermelon was cut up for taste sampling later this afternoon. I’m guessing that it’s a Sugar Baby variety. There are a few more forming. I’ll keep the vines around for a few more weeks while the weather is screaming hot. Maybe I’ll get a few more melons. Winter crops (seeds) are waiting to be planted as soon as the melons get pulled.