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Saturday, July 21, 2012


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This has been an interesting year to say the least. I try to keep the watering to a minimum because I don't want to use more than necessary, but there are plants that I have to water just to keep alive. I guess it's as you say, there are only so many days of the heat before any of us would curl up.

Cindy at enclos*ure

Your report on which plants are doing well is useful. I feel like there should be a garden bloggers' roundup at the end of the summer on "What survived, what thrived in 2013?"

Lisa at Greenbow

Your garden does look nice from a distance.Mine does too but if you look close you can see the stress and losses. We will survive. The hardiest things in the garden will survive. This will be a summer that we talk about for years. At least I hope this isn't the beginning of a future of this type of weather. Gulp.

Barbara H.

Ditto to everything above, but my area in NE Alabama is now looking quite lush. We've had a lot of rain in the last few weeks. Before the rain came, I was watering but even so, it was not enough. City water doesn't begin to compare with the benefits of rain. That is a great graphic of the drought. Quite frightening.

Julie Siegel

What an amazing post! I always appreciate your attention to detail! I have been noticing what survives in my Evanston garden with no supplemental watering! Hope to do a blog post soon.

Curt Heuer

We've been doing selective watering, at least up until a week ago when it started raining again. We got 2 inches last but not enough to bring back our ferns that look like your neighbor's solomon seal. The veggies seem to be doing well unless we get hail tonight ( predicted).

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