Saturday, July 9, 2011

More drought casualties

I don't know about you, but I can barely bare to go outside this summer. This drought is so sad, so devastating to wildlife and habitats, not to mention our own Wildscape. We water in the mornings just enough to keep our plants alive. Awhile ago, I pulled up these markers because these plants are no more. (In a front bed, we have a few salvia coccineas surviving but barely.) What the drought doesn't get, the deer do, like our blue-eyed grass that we planted earlier this summer. Our resident wild turkey even nibbles on whatever's green as she strolls through our back yard. We joke about our yard being her evening salad bar before bedtime.

I know it'll rain again. But when?


HolleyGarden said...

Wow - even your lantana! I, too, find it depressing to go out to the garden. I haven't started pulling up the dead plants yet. They just sit there, perhaps to be replaced if/when it ever decides to rain again!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Somehow nature survives, and it's hard to understand how.....

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