Its FRIDAY!!! It is time to head on over to Tootsie's and sign up for Fertilizer Friday and flaunt your flowers. You can click on the photo below and it will take you to Tootsie's place I'm not going to beat around the bush here, I am going to show you what's REALLY going on in my garden. It has been anywhere from 98* -101* degrees F here this week. We haven't seen a drop of rain in well over a month, and things are little grim My climbing rose is thriving given the lack of water
Phlox and Crocosmia
Petunia...not doing so well
Miniature Dahlia....barely scraping by
I think this one is a goner, it was a petunia
A very wilted lace cap hydrangea
not sure what this one is, it was a gift from a friend. Total shade plant, I think it is some sort of begonia
Impatiens are doing ok
Another mystery plant, full shade. Dark green, furry leaves and purple bloom. This is not a Tibouchina
Jacobean is doing great
my tea kettle on the front porch is not doing great, but it is still alive!
Dying Stokes Aster
Zinnia. coleus & Gazania
This is a Prairie Coneflower (tall flower in the center) despite the hot temps, and the drought it is about to bloom...so this one is a keeper
Mexican Petunia, cosmos, dianthus and 6 bags of mulch I need to put out!!!
Daylily (the water droplets are from the sprinkler this morning)
Caladium and Mexican Heather
Dying Miniature Dahlias, their cousin, the Dinner Plate Dahlia is doing very well given the curcumstances
Sapphire Sage, Periwinkles and Vinca
Dead African Daisy Bush!
Dying Coleus (this is where I need to finish adding the mulch)
Zinnia is taking the heat well!
We are supposed to get some rain this weekend, it is not a high percentage, but it is a chance! I am crossing my fingers. Clearly, we need it. I do water, not every day because I can't afford to. Tap water is no where near as good as Mother Nature's water. I need Mother Nature right now. The heat is unbearable! You learn quickly what can and cannot take the heat, and I think these pictures speak for themselves. So next year, I won't plant flowers that can't take the heat. Well I have to run now, I have to go get my rain stick, put on my rain dance attire and do some shakin' out in the yard in hopes it will bring me some rain!!!!!!!! Wish me luck!