A very realistic simulation of rain made it over the high peaks of the Tennessee border to land on my garden this morning. It may have alleviated half a days worth of further desiccation.
The crispiness continues to increase.
The Tall Flower Meadow looks fabulous despite the dry rain.
On the plus side, a dash of early fall color is part of the crispiness along with the dried up and dead.
The next two days are offering a slim chance of some water.
I need a direct hit. The asters want to bloom. I like my asters perky and refreshed. If the asters manage to bloom while the color holds in all the other wild flowers, the results will be breathtaking. I want breathtaking.
I bet dry is good at this point for all my mystery squash though. I picked a couple of ornamental gourds for display this afternoon.
I have no clue what this is. It is as big as an overgrown zucchini. I got a bunch of them.
I have two big blue pumpkins too. These three are a complete mystery. I have no prior association with any of them. My best guess is they were produced from the rear end of a goat.
I also have dozens of good eating Delicata and Butternut squash curing on the vines. I need some sturdy boxes.
Will the real rains please step forward.
I'm not sure how much longer the Lush can hold on without water.
The truth is this is not a garden that can be irrigated by hose.
It's a wild garden that has to live with what it gets.
Rather remarkable don't you think?