Highs near or at 100 degrees with heat indices near 120 degrees is enough to make anyone wilt! Looking around the yard, plants that never wilt are wilting and sad...there are cracks in the ground that I'm sure could send my little dog, Olive, straight through to China!
We need rain. A nice 2-3 day stretch of steady showers would work wonders for the sad shrubs and tan colored lawns. In the midst of this dry spell, the perennials that we planted over the 4th of July weekend are thriving! Yes...I have been watering them nearly every other day, but still...the heat alone knocks me out!...still, they stand tall. Without meaning to, I happened to order quite a few drought tolerant, heat-loving plants -- baptisia, yarrow, helenium...they seem to be loving this insane weather!
Right before our extreme heat hit, I had the opportunity to help with a beautiful wedding! I love doing wedding flowers! We have another BIG wedding coming up on the 30th that is going to be really pretty! Also, a few more weddings this fall! So fun!!