It's been hot. We've had 22 days straight of over 100 degrees heat index, finally ending September 10th. The highest temperature during that time was 104, and a heat index of 114 degrees.
Not exactly great gardening weather.
|Firebush (Hamelia patens)|
It's also been dry. Very dry. Since July 17th, we've had less than an inch of rain.
|No, not rain. Sprinklers.|
But even with the hot, dry weather, somehow my garden knows that autumn is coming. The asters are blooming.
And the roses are beginning to bloom again.
|Madame Joseph Schwartz|
At first glance, it may look decent, but everything in the garden is waiting for some life-giving rain.
Beyond my garden, the trees that survived the drought of 2011 are stressed, and are not going to make it much longer without a nice, long drink of water.
I try to look at the bright side of things, so is there a good thing about being so hot and dry? Well, I haven't had to mow the lawn in over a month!
Colorado is flooding, and we are drying up. What's happening in your garden?