The sun keeps on blazing down and every day is the same. I walk outside and see nuthin' but blue skies. *sigh* Is it too much to ask for a little rain? Or maybe even some clouds. I just would enjoy a little variation in the weather. This boring weather is really getting me down. I am tired of the blue skies and the heat. Enough is enough -I am gonna perform some rain dance or voodoo ritual or possibly a combination of both to cleanse the evil spirits from the atmosphere in order to produce some rain. I figure I will require a feather headdress, some turquoise, and possibly some chicken feet....
Anyhow, as a result I have not been too terribly enthusiastic about gardening lately. I did finally give in this week and start watering the hell strip out front. The hell strip contains some Copper canyon daises you see, and I fear they will not flower this year for lack of water.
Here are some rain lilies that flowered after I gave the front strip the water treatment:
I also gave in and watered the salvias as they were getting all crispy. They enjoyed the water too:
Other random garden tidbits....
I did recently purchase a Texas Mountain sage. It has some pretty good size blooms:
A few more oxblood blooming after they got in the way of the sprinkler:
The flowering senna is blooming:
I am still harvesting the cantaloupe "Northern Arizona":
The Gulf Muhly I put in this spring is starting to get purple plumes:
The stray cats keep insisting on sleeping in my mexican feather grass at night and have flattened it all out. I think I might try sticking wooden kabob skewers in the middle of the plants to deter them. I recently read somewherabouts that somebody did that with a great deal of success (darn cats!):
I fed the Meyer lemon some liquid seaweed and it started blooming crazy! Now my entryway smells of citrus blossoms, so that is nice:
An orbweaver decided to lay an egg case in my jalapeno pepper plant:
Here is the spider responsible:
And here is a green garden spider grabbing a quick lunch:
And that conludes this sunshiny (blah) posting.