by Donna Lewis
First we have the Big Freeze, now we have the big heat wave and drought!!
I guess we need to be more careful about what we wish for. When it was cold, I wished for warm weather…
So I took a few photos around the house. It is bad. I didn’t even have the heart to take photos of my beautiful pollinator garden. I have tried to save it, but we also have to be smart.
Water for the birds, the big plants and trees. But we might just have to let the small stuff go. Zinnias will come back from the dried seeds you can harvest now. That will save some water.
This is a good time to learn from this weather event. Put out a sprinkler in the evening, the birds love it.
And on a happy note, here is one of my neighbor’s horses watching me put out the sprinklers. He always gets a carrot for helping me!
Take stock of WHAT is surviving instead of being so upset over the plants that do not make it. Next year we will know to plant more of the hardy things that made it.
We must always observe and revise our plans. Things change.