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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

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Barbara H.

Oh gosh, things are brutal in your neck of the woods! Hope the rain comes in time and your temps moderate to more normal ranges.

Elaine

I think the weather has been odd everywhere. Similar situation here with very hot, then extremely windy than back to very cold. My breezeway looks like a garden center awaiting their new homes.

Kristin

It has indeed been a strange spring. I hope your weather improves, just as I hope we start getting some rain, though we are probably mostly done until fall.

hb

Normal is over. Your poor plants--one extreme to the other! Best wishes for cooler weather and some rain.

Kris P

I can sympathize with the early morning garden chores. I'm sorry you've experienced such dreadful heat, especially as you've had such a variable spring. We were lucky to have a stretch of cool weather (mid-60s-low 70sF) for a few weeks, courtesy of our morning marine layer but the forecasters say that we're headed into a period of steadily rising temperatures beginning this week. Rain remains a foreign concept - my total since October 1st (the start of our "water year") stands at 4.08 inches, making it the second worst year for rain since I've been keeping records here.

Beth@PlantPostings

Yes, it's been uncomfortable--for us and the plants. I'm trying to water only the main gardens and let the "natural" areas (at the back of our half-acre lot) take care of themselves. I can't believe how quickly everything dries out after watering. I'm really dousing the main gardens and then skipping a day or two, and then re-watering. One thing we need to keep in mind are the types of plants we have here vs. those in a more xeriscape garden. Some of our plants are drought-tolerant; others are not. So comparing to SoCal...doesn't really translate. I'd have a totally different garden out there.

Linda Brazill

Thanks for all your comments. Weather continues hot and dry. But the entire back garden has been well-watered, some planting done and now on to watering the front garden. Feeling more upbeat.

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