August 01, 2011

Dropping Like Flies

All I have to report on this 1st day of August is - the plants have had enough!!! They are starting to drop like flies. I just can't seem to give everything enough water. Today it was 108 degrees and tomorrow is suppose to be worse - 109. I've lost 3 KNOCKOUT roses and 4 of the Elaeagnus shrubs which are suppose to be extremely drought tolerant. I'm praying for rain.

5 comments:

  1. I'm wondering when my plants will start dying from this heat, too. It will certainly be the survival of the fittest. I have a couple of KO's that look horrible, my lotus is barely making it. But most look fairly good - for what it's going through! I wouldn't make it out there!!!!

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  2. HolleyGarden - Part of my problem, aside from extreme heat and no rain, is that nearly every plant I have is new, not established. All were planted in the spring and some last fall. Oh well, I will just replant next spring and hope that 2012 is better.

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  3. Hope springs eternal in a gardener's heart -- but I'm really sorry about the losses you've taken :(

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  4. Patricia - Thanks and the quote is so true.

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  5. Thanks so much for visiting! I love making new blog friends. We are experiencing a mini-heat wave in Montana (not nearly as hot as where you are!) and everything (including me!) is looking a little worse for wear. Don't know how you mid-westerners do it! Good luck.

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