We had a bit of rain yesterday but Southern New Hampshire is officially in a severe drought. I've been watering the garden but ignoring the crunchy lawn. The Hydrangea I planted looks pretty bad, I hope I didn't lose it.
The first planting of beans will be blooming soon so I planted another row, variety Roma II on July 5th.
|The Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) seems to be unaffected by the lack of water. This has been a dependable plant for several years. I was nervous about whether it could winter over. This came from Mason Hollow Nursery.|
|Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is popular with the hummingbirds. A good plant for dry conditions.|
|The Opuntia cactus continues to bloom. The ultimate plant for xeriscaping.|
|Butterfly Weed is an excellent drought resistant plant. It has a thick taproot that holds the moisture. Difficult to transplant but self sows with milkweed like seeds (same family).|
|Sedum growing in the cactus bed|
|I have green tomatoes but nothing has ripened yet, not even the small ones.|
|We've been eating Snap Peas but the heat is getting to them. This one is too far gone and looks like something out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version)|
|Garlic scapes which I need to find a culinary use for|
|My first pepper - 'Pinot Noir'|
|The rest of the daylilies are beginning to bloom. They recovered after being nipped with a very hard frost in early spring.|