Thursday, July 21, 2011

Praying For A Break . . .

We're praying for rain and a break in this heatwave.

We're so glad we decided to not plant a garden this year.
Last year's garden was a disappointing failure because of the heat.
Even with regular watering we had almost zero harvest.

My poor flowers are suffering.
The saliva look like molting chickens.
However, the 4 Boston ferns on the deck are lush and green.
Our deck is on the east side of house which
means these beauties are in the shade most of the day.

It looks like a green oasis on the deck,
but feels like a sauna.
The only time you can enjoy time there is
early in the morning and very late at night.

How are you flower and vegetable gardens doing?


Oklahoma Granny said...

My husband decided we wouldn't have a vegetable garden this year. I balked but in the end it was a good decision. We've had to water our trees, bushes and flowers a lot this year but that may have to come to an end shortly. My son saw a sign in Oklahoma City yesterday that said, "Satan called. . . he wants his weather back." I say - give it to him.

Christine said...

Our veggie garden has burned up. The only thing still alive are my strawberries and peppers. I'm watering potted flowers like mad but worry about them when we go on vacation.

Chery said...

No veggie garden for me! But, still am enjoying my ferns & other plants!! Your deck is very inviting!! I go back to work tomorrow.... ; (

Stacey said...

We are still watering maniacs trying to keep our new sod alive. My boston ferns that were on the patio are history. The ones on the front porch are happy still. It has definitely been a testing summer.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Our summer has been warm, but not as warm as what you are experiencing. I can just imagine all the people that are losing their gardens. :( I have a few of my larger flower pots on casters so I can move them from the sun to the shade, since most of our deck faces the south. So for right now my flowers and basil are just fine.

Cindy said...

May ferns are doing great, too---they look like man-eating plants they are so huge! AMEN to a break in the heat wave. I say it's much easier to get warmed up than it is to cool down!

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! Oh, I hear you - it's so hot and dry here too! We've been placed under a water ban and can only water the yard and plants on certain days.
Oh, I do remember the B-I-B-L-E!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Thank you so much for the advice you gave me! It worked! I can not tell you how frustated I was yesterday! I spent hours just trying to leave comments and tried to fix the problem myself! I felt so bad, that it looked like I was ignoring a few bloggers. The heat has arrived in Rhode Island! Time to water my plants !
Again, thank you so much!
You asked if I was on Facebook and the answer is no. I just haven't joined yet.