Drought

It is mid-August, and we are really dry. It seems that the t-storms go north or south of us – very frustrating. The garden always looks a bit tired this time of year anyway, but it has been a challenge keeping plants alive through the heat and lack of rainfall. I have spent a lot of time hauling hoses around and trying to keep things watered. Weeding is not happening.

Brugmansia “Jean Pasco” was stunning this year
We had a second brood of wrens
Daylilies were beautiful
Color and texture
Vegetable garden harvest before the squirrels stole the rest of the tomatoes
Dad’s pink dahlias
Faith’s phlox
Zinnias do well in the heat
Geranium attracting lots of pollinators
Ligularia
Agapanthus
Doe and her fawn
A mouse took up residence in the orchid cactus

Hopefully the drought will be over soon, but in the meantime, I’ll enjoy the rest of the summer and worry about the weeding and other chores in September.

6 thoughts on “Drought

  1. ‘Jean Pasco’ brugmansia? I am not familiar with it. Is it more orange than yellow? If so, I may be growing it without knowing the name of it. I got it from a specimen that resembled ‘Charles Grimaldi, but was not so bright yellow. It was instead more of a pastel orange, and seemed to stay lower. I know there are many cultivars, so it would be impossible to identify one such as this exactly. Actually, the name is not so important. I just happen to like it.

  2. Lovely to see the plants, especially the daylily collection and B. ‘Jean Pasco’, but it was the creatures that delighted me most – the wren, the deer and that sweet little mouse.

  3. Hi so nice to see your gardens love the deer and fawn stay well keep hauling water. Helen. Mom of Lisa

    On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 8:01 PM Gramma Penny’s Garden wrote:

    > grammapenny posted: ” It is mid-August, and we are really dry. It seems > that the t-storms go north or south of us – very frustrating. The garden > always looks a bit tired this time of year anyway, but it has been a > challenge keeping plants alive through the heat and lack of ” >

    • Ah thanks so much, Jessica. I have targeted my photos for the “nicer” areas. We just had a thunderstorm and picked up a half inch of rain… glorious. I love your blog by the way. We hope to come hike in the Cotswolds some day and I hope to come visit rusty duck in person if allowed!

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