We have had a LOT of 90+ degree days lately, and hardly any rain. I’ve had to give in and run the sprinkler more days than not lately to keep everything from shriveling up and dying. (And some stuff is looking fairly shrivel-y, to be honest.)
Over the weekend I went out early one morning and transplanted some Asiatic Lilies from the garage-side and driveway-side gardens to the front garden.
I watered the crap out of them and the ground before and after transplanting, and they seem to be doing just fine.
They had mostly not bloomed before I moved them, and now almost all of them are blooming, so I’m taking that as a good sign.
Our neighbor’s maple trees are not, however, doing so well. This is the house that has been for sale since last year, and the trees are definitely missing the attention their former owner used to give them.
I don’t know if this is like the tree version of heat stroke or what, but both the maples in front of that house have these spots all over all their leaves. Our red and silver maples don’t seem to have been affected, fingers crossed.
As you can see, the front yard is looking much less lush than it did only a few weeks ago. The coneflowers are loving the heat, and the butterfly bushes seem just fine, if a little less dense than last year. The forecast keeps calling for thunderstorms, but we haven’t actually had rain in awhile. Maybe this week.