Waiting for the rain...
|The waterfall area has to be watered almost daily because of the potted impatiens.|
|The only plant I've watered in this area is the potted geranium and it is sometimes days between watering since I'm not in this area often. It seems to like this and this is actually the first geranium I've ever grown succesfully.|
|Even the poor rudbeckia hates this dry weather.|
|Hydangeas - I love them dearly but you water them one day and this is how they look the next. The wilting is partly a matter of the plant's natural reflexes against the heat so don't over-water them|
|Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena), one of my favorite annuals for pots. Daily watering is a must. This is near the back door so I'm better about it keeping it watered.|
|Some plants that don't mind the drought are the 'Adagio' ornamental grass and liriope.|
|Viburnums don't seem to fare well in drought but this one, the Leatherleaf Viburnum |
(Viburnum rhytidophyllum), performs better than many of our others.
|Cornus kousa "Wolf Eyes" dogwood, one of my favorite trees, droops |
badly without water but manages to hang in there.
|Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora) - a sign that fall is near - |
let's hope it is not a dry one.