And so my vacation ended, and the return home was filled with anticipation. What would the garden look like? What would be blooming? After seeing beautifully manicured gardens in Albuquerque, my hopes were high.
Too bad. Upon my return, I took my camera outside to take pictures of whatever was pretty. When I came back in the house, I had taken zero pictures. Zero. Weeds had taken over, the grass needed mowing, and hardly anything was blooming. What a disappointment.
Well, this is where my stubbornness is an asset! I am going to remedy this! First, the water situation will have to be resolved, which it will be within the next few weeks. Then every spent bloom is going to get whacked. Every dead plant yanked, and then replaced. I will not allow my garden to continue in this state!
Yes, I am hot. I am tired of this drought. I am discouraged, disgruntled, and disappointed. But I am also determined. I am flexible. I will, somehow, find plants that can take our extreme conditions. And my garden will shine in every season. That is my resolve.
No matter how long it takes.
And the Plumbago picture? Well, that's one of my purchases to replace some dead plants. A designated Texas Superstar, the tag promises that plumbago "enjoys long, humid summers".
Gardening - always changing, always challenging. Just one of the reasons I love it so!