January 03, 2012
January 01, 2012
Pictures say it all.
The silver lining about being in a red zone is that we weren’t under that heat dome. Every day I was grateful not to be in those 110° temps.
My pics are from April-May! After a while, I got too discouraged to shoot my personal garden where in spite of any amount of water added, the tomatoes stubbornly refused to produce, and all the other vegetables died.
Much of the country was under water, and I was posting scorched plants!
I picked up that Al Gore video, “An Inconvenient Truth”, and when he was talking about record deluges, coupled with record droughts, it made a great deal of sense…
I wonder what those people who still disbelieve climate change made of our year… They prolly simply stayed indoors under the air conditioner, and refused to look out the window…
Be sure to visit my post “The Year in Review” for an overview of the year’s blogging highlights, and I’ve also posted a 4 part post on the growing season that concentrates on each individual season.
Drought monitor pic courtesy of http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
December 30, 2011
December 29, 2011
Salvia elegans, pineaple sage at year’s end.
Winter has been kind here (so far).
December 26, 2011
Hellebore in Anita’s garden today.
Be sure to click the pictures, for a larger view.
For information about these great winter-bloomers, read this hellebore post from my main blog.
December 24, 2011
Lenten roses (Helleborus orientalis)
Be sure to click the pictures!
December 23, 2011
The Camellia Japonicas have begun blooming.
December 17, 2011
I think this is the best Autumn colour I’ve ever seen on this plant.