Archive for July 15th, 2009

>With this heat wave and drought it’s not easy to show what’s blooming. Walking around this morning it was much easier to find what is dead or dying.

Columbine –
bought at the Wildflower Center sale this year, has never bloomed

Fig Tree –
Not dead, but looking sad. Come on! This is a fig tree.

Looks like the squash-vine borer has hit again. I just don’t have the energy to dig them out anymore.

Here’s the culprit, the adult SVB. I found him hanging out on the okra.

Hot and Spicy Oregano –
Barely hanging on.

Mums –
I’ve had the plant for two years, but I don’t think it will survive the summer.

One sad lamb’s ear

White Penta – or should I say brown

Daylily –
Not only is it unhappy with the weather, but it appears someone
attempted to dig it out last night.

Tithonia –
These are supposed to need very little water, but they have just been so thirsty in this heat. I refuse to water them more than once a week and I really don’t think that will be enough.

Nasturtium –
Faint signs of life.

One bright spot –
The coneflowers are doing great. You can also see cosmos in the background.
I’ll be planting more of both of these next year.

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