The last time my garden saw any rain was around Memorial Day, which would be 36 days! 36 days without rain....we desperately need some! I have been watering 2 or 3 times a week, some plants are doing fine, others are not. You win some, and you lose some.
I have decided to start another collection. This week I have gotten 3 plaques, so I thought I would start picking them up, and then hang them on the fence.
And my Aunt gave me this one....so there are the first 3. I think they would be neat hanging on the fence
This is the wall that divides mine and my neighbor's driveways. It has a small gap that I plant flowers in. I have been testing which plants work the best. I planted 3 small petunias on the one end, and they are doing great. I think next year I am going to take that other plant out, and only plant petunias.
This is a Prairie Coneflower, it is very heat/drought tolerant. I got it from one of the ladies in the Garden Club. It gets extremely tall....like 10ft +. It is just now beginning to bloom. The flowers gets pretty large once the plant matures.
I have quite a few zinnia's that are beginning to come around. As a mentioned earlier in the week, this time last year I had LOADS of zinnias. I had tons of cut flowers, but that isn't the case this year due to the lack of rain.
The phlox is now 2 different shades...purple & pink. I think this is from the lack of rain. But it is still pretty
Hopefully if I water good all weekend all those zinnia buds will be in bloom and I can show them off Monday!
Onto more exciting news....I FINALLY hit 100 followers! Whoo hoo! I still can't believe that ya'll even read my blog, so I am truly honored to have 100 of you!!!! My 100th follower is Stephanie @ Steph's Green Space! Stephanie lives in Malaysia! How cool is that, my 100th follower is from Malaysia! So I have a special give-a-way for Stephanie for being the 100th! This is my first give-a-way! I need to do more of them. Steph I will be working on your surprise and will send it your way as soon as I am done with it! I am glad to have you here, and glad to have all 99 of the rest of ya'll!!!! Ya'll are great!