The response has been immediate.
|The cypress vines are blooming and forming seed pods|
My garden has few things remaining, but the arugula (blooming with yellow flowers) and the jalapeno pepper plant survived the blistering temps.
The crepe myrtles usually bloom in July and August, but conditions did not encourage. At last the tall, colorful shrubs are bursting out. In the background the asparagus bed (with a soaker hose) is flourishing.
Below, the roses are again budding and blooming.
|Rose 'Crepuscular' takes over the fence.|
|Rose 'New Dawn' added to its canes.|
|I thought this geranium was dead...but it has hung on and now it's blooming again.|
The rains have encouraged all of us, even the Brave Little Dogwood.
|The little dogwood and the irises received watering, but rain always has more effect than a sprinkler.|
|The Norfolk pine enjoys summers outdoors.|