Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Not much worth blogging about lately.
We DID get .6" of rain on Monday which was a blessing. While it does help filling the water barrels, it doesn't seem to benefit the lawn or shrubs. The humidity is sooo dry (30%s), that the breeze evaporates water as soon as it settles.
My poor crabapples in this bed are really suffering. Come Fall there really won't be many leaves left to ... well .. fall. The trees have been dropping leaves all summer. :-(
The zinnias are doing well. They are drought tolerant, although this year I've had to water. They are getting pretty mildewed. Funny. I thought mildew was a moisture problem?
No real projects to report, garden OR household. I'm so without motivation this season. And while the temps have been cool for the past couple of days, there's high 80s and even 90s for the weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Hurricane Isaac brings us some rain early next week. We could use a serious soaker.
I DID make a nice find over at the ReStore depot yesterday. I was looking for more snow fence, but instead stumbled on this little (60") solid (not tubular) metal bench. It was buried under a pile of wet cardboard and a couple of nasty couch cushions. Lucky me! It's solid, well built and extremely comfortable. It was a sale day, so I got it for only $15. All it needs is a little touch up paint and 2 colorful lounge cushions and this should fit just fine in the front shade garden.
Otherwise, it's just status quo here. I guess no news is better than bad news.... :-/