Just a weather note for the end of 2008. We ended up with a sparse 16.07 inches of rain this year in Central Texas - which rates in the record books as the 4th driest since record keeping began and is the driest it has been in 52 years. My garden certainly showed it. I planted new perennials in the spring and they never grew. Still the plants sit as if I put them in the ground yesterday. I should be thankful they survived - it was all I could do to keep them alive. Thank goodness my garden is drought tolerant - it didn't grow much, but at least most things stuggled through.
Here's to hoping for a much wetter 2009!