Thursday, July 21, 2011
IN THE GARDEN-We Need Rain!!!
Let's take a peek at what's happening in the garden this week!
It's been so grossly hot and humid, just like everywhere else in the country, so I haven't taken a whole lot of pictures in the garden this week.
Betty Boop rosebush.
Stargazer Lilies. They smell heavenly, but there's a crazy mother wren raising her babies in the birdhouse nearby, so I haven't had a chance to really stop and take a whiff.
The Mandevilla Vine is growing like crazy, so that old trellis that I found last week is really coming in handy.
I can't remember the last time it rained. I have several birdbaths throughout the gardens, and every morning I fill them with fresh water.
This cicada tried to get a drink of water with it's last dying breath. It was stuck to the birdbath, poor little thing.
I fill other things with water too, like this little saucer. Butterflies and dragonflies need to drink too!
And apparently so do wasps. This one was sipping water out of a puddle on the driveway.
It's so hot and dry that the squirrels don't have the energy to dig up my pots right now. All they can do is sprawl out on a branch, like this.
We really REALLY need some rain. And cooler temperatures, because I'm tired of being trapped in the house. I miss outside!