Dateline: July 15, 2011, Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Hot, hot and more hot. Extreme drought conditions.
Death Orb pulsating in the sky day after day.
Gardeners in Oklahoma reported spotty showers in and around the state. A smidge of rain fell on the Red Dirt Ranch, but no accumulation was recorded. The only creatures happy with these conditions are the mighty grasshoppers eating their way through the entire patch with perennial hibiscus being their favorite delicacy. There will be not photos of this decimation. It is just too sad.
In spite of heat and other life issues, the gardener expects visitors to descend upon the garden Saturday morning. She is reportedly glad for the distraction, and it has given her an excuse to weed.
In the meantime, here are a few bloomers to light her visitors’ way.
None of this would be possible without drip irrigation four times a week. It has been over 100 for so long the gardener isn’t keeping track anymore.
Carol from May Dreams Gardens sponsors Bloom Day each month. The gardener thanks her.