|Henry - thinking wistfully of cool, wet, green, green grass|
Dog Blog Post #1838
Daily Dog Challenge 1345. "At The Edge"
... of the...
Our Daily Challenge - July 7, 2015 - "Gardening"
... books - my pre-dogs, pre-photography, pre-drought hobby.
With 25% mandatory cutbacks and landscape watering allowed only twice a week, about all we can do is try to keep the lawn from drying up completely and hope it -and the rains- return in the fall.
We do keep a large bin in the tub to catch water otherwise wasted getting warm water to the shower (shower/tub are separate, but on the same line) and use that to flush the toilet and/or share with a few lucky plants or excessively dismal patch of grass.
Thankfully, established roses are surprisingly resilient to heat/drought so long as you don't expect them to flower. I skipped pruning/deadheading and they still managed a rather impressive display again this spring before slipping into a long, green but flowerless summer slumber.
Agapanthus are the true stars. While the foliage isn't as fresh as it could be, the flowers are just as plentiful and always spectacular.
|Zachary: "Don't be a water waster!"|
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