|The fig bush (tree?) is heavily mulched.|
|We have had a bumper crop, though some unripe figs have dropped.|
I water this frequently. The figs began to ripen early and are generally smaller than in years past.
The garden produced small amounts of vegetables before the drought became serious, but I pulled up the tomato and bean plants a couple of weeks ago. Cukes and squash plants are dying now. One of the few plants that does not mind the conditions:
|Arugula! Think Sicily....|
|New Dawn ros|
Soaker hoses along the beds bordering the fence and in the asparagus bed are a big help, as are the timers on the faucets. The roses are producing small blossoms in a second flush of blooming.
Watering has also allowed some other things to flourish.
|Rudbeckia, also known as Black-eyed Susan|
|Surprise Lilies --lovely|
|Trumpet vine attempting to conquer the world....|
The pot behind the (impressive) Wave petunias is a mango, grown from what was left over after breakfast a few years back. Suddenly, instead of a single growth point, we have a crown!
And of course the orchids really, really love the weather!