Friday, July 15, 2011

21 days without rain...

Today is day 21 without rain.
We have had hot weather and my gardens are suffering.
But there are a few that are still blooming despite the heat and lack of water
This Astilbe gets full shade and lives under the eaves of the garden shed
A few more surprise Poppies are blooming

Hollyhocks will thrive in almost any conditions

This Statice doesn't seem bothered at all 
Amaranthus volunteer
Another thing I haven't had to plant for years - 'Grandpa Ott' Morning Glory
Nothing is as hardy as Daylily's!
The Asiatic's are quite hardy too

Shasta Daisy's are a thug in my garden. Nothing bothers them!
I grew Gaillardia because I heard they were drought tolerant. So far they are laughing at the conditions
This Lavatera is also a volunteer and gets late afternoon shade from the Ninebark
I love Zinnia's - one of the most drought tolerant annuals there is!
This black Petunia is one of the lucky ones that lives in a pot.
Potted plants get watered, gardens only get rain.
(we have a well and it's them or ME!)
Now excuse me while I go outside and do a rain dance ;)


  1. Black is all the rage this season! My son had some planters put together by a local garden centre and he requested a petunia much like this one. Combined with purple penstemon, green sweet potato vine and a dark one and another trailer; the planters look quite handsome on his balcony.

  2. Shirley, that combination of plants sounds lovely!

  3. Netty, 21 days without rain is a long, long time. I'm amazed all your plants are doing so well, it must be the tender loving care you give them. We're on a private well here, too, so watering is done very infrequently--who wants to have a new well drilled!? So same story here, only the pots get a drink on a regular basis. I love the poppy, what a beauty. All of your flowers are so pretty, hope you get some gentle rain soon.

  4. I'm totally in love with those poppies!

  5. thanks for linking in this week. I am always in awe of all the different flowers everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I always enjoy stopping by here! I hope you will link in again soon!
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