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It's playing mind games, I know it is.
The weather that is.
For 4 days the temp was between 95-102...yesterday it was 102 at my house. Yesterday I went out to water a second time in the late afternoon and dark, sad, miserable thoughts started creeping thru my mind. If we have another spring, summer, fall and winter anything like the ones we just completed I don't know how many of the plants will come back next year. Worse is the fact that I don't know that I want to work myself silly doing gardening January thru March, just to have everything dry up and burn in the heat and drought April thru December. If it happens again this year, I may just plow it all under and let the weeds take over.
We will loose the fig tree for certain, it is already weakened from the drought and then the freeze that hit after it started leafing out. I can not work in the summer heat, the temps do not drop below 80 at night and hover around 100 by 3 p.m.
Today the heat abated a bit, only got into the low 80's and was wonderful gardening weather.
We might get rain, possibly storms tonight and tomorrow. The rain will be wonderful but the storm part will include hail, possibly large hail. I see several hours of running around the back yard holding an umbrella over plants, maybe even gingerly covering the smaller ones with my body to protect them. At the very least I will enjoy the soaking.
I haven't really been in a good mood lately just thinking about it. It all may not happen, but just remembering what last year was like and what it caused makes me really ticked off......just who do I have to sleep with to get rain around here :)
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Well think of it this way Toni, there is absolutely nothing you can do about the weather so don't think so much about it. Easy to say I know but true.
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