Every now and then I participate in Aloha Friday, where I ask a simple question for you to answer (nothing that requires a lengthy response) and Two Question Thursday (same idea...only TWO questions).
Last week for Aloha Friday Pinay in the States asked readers if the weather was "normal...or something else?" in their area. Not ONE person answered normal! Abnormal has been the norm this past week: while New England got pummelled by Irene, here in Texas we only got a few raindrops of relief from the long, horrid, heat wave we've been in.
In the midst of this I published my monthly planting tips...something I write a long time in advance. After reading a comment from my reader I realized how ridiculous the idea of planting ANYTHING sounds right now in this heat. I went back and amended it...adding some heat appropriate suggestions.
Though I'm still going to attempt planting a few things this september, I'll be using trick I've tried before and put some fake flowers around them to add shade...or maybe I'll take FlipFlopGardener suggestion and use umbrellas! Making a mesh "tent' might work too. That, and pray for rain!
- So, what gardening challenges are you facing right now, and what tricks are you trying to keep your garden alive?