Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some Summer Crispy Stuff

Randy at Creating Our Eden posted a photo showing some of this summer's heat damage a couple of days ago, and challenged others of us who blog about our gardens to show some photos of current condition.  Here's a "gallery" of what this crazy summer heat has done in the Stepchild Garden.... 

Only the rosemary has survived in the Baker's Rack Herb Garden outside the kitchen door......
Remnants of Hydrangea macrophylla "Tokyo Delight," below....
Do you think this liatris is going to see another spring???
Can anyone say, "Petunias"???
Fortunately, I can always look in the other direction, where the roses and moonvine have completely overtaken the arbor, and are now marching toward the neighbor's house


  1. now you can practice on dried arrangements. lol

    you must be besides yourself over your upcoming trip. I'm excited for you. Oh my!

  2. I'm sorry for all your damage, but you gave me a awesome ideal, love the bakers rack garden...Im puttting one right outside my kitchen it;)

    Steven Anthony
    Man Dish~Metro Style
    Life in the Fish Bowl

  3. I would like to express my condolences for your loss(es).

  4. I see you are suffering too! Several people have shown the crispy side of their garden so now at least I know it's not my neglect. LOL I'll bet you will see your liatris again. Our kobold seems to do much better than the Floristan White. As a matter of fact we just pulled the white up. Thanks for participating.:-)--Randy

  5. Hi Tim, I am so sorry to see all the damage the sun has done to your step children. Hopefully some cooler weather will set in....."J"

  6. You are a brave gardener! I am not sure I have the guts to show that kind of stuff, but you are more of a man than I.

  7. So sad...yeah, I don't know if I'm brave enough to show the dead plants...maybe someday.