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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crispy Challenge

Creating Our Eden over at http://jandrgardenblog.blogspot.com/ is presenting a Crispy Challenge today. They want to know if you are brave enough to show plants that have turned brown and crisp due to the heat, despite your efforts to keep them watered.



Dianthus and Blue Fescue Grass...the grass is supposed to come back once the temperatures cool down, we shall see.

Sedum
This area was so lush last year. Most of it will recover but for now, it's pretty depressing. Pineapple Sage, Candytuft and Lamb's Ear in the back right.
Clematis Vine needs to be pruned, the sun burnt this side although there is new growth at the bottom right in the Liriope Grass.
Devasting to my husband is the Apple Tree...sigh See how lush the Grapefruit Tree is to the left? Actually, lightning could have got the Apple Tree...
Wax Begonia, this container was completly filled in a month or so ago.

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Today I am Thankful that these are just plants and can be replaced.

20 comments:

Randy and Jamie said...

Darla,
It looks like you are in the same boat with us. I'm pretty sure we lost the Adonis and Honeycomb butterfly bushes. And those beautiful little evergreens in the planters are just too damaged. You can tell which side is the West by looking at the photo. LOL Thanks for participating.:-)Like you said these plants can be replaced. I'm looking forward to finding a pink vitex for the area where the Honeycomb was planted.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I have some crispy things too. I already tossed a few of them in the pile. Hope the perennials return.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am relieved to know I am not in the drought alone. Too bad for this year. We can hope for better weather next year when we replace our burned up plants. Maybe if we all do a rain dance this weekend we will get some rain.

Carol said...

Hello Darla,

It is so sad to see plants dry up and die... we too have had much dryness until a few days ago and we have had heavenly rain for days. I wish you rainy days ahead. ;>)

bennie and patsy said...

I do not see a g-mail to ask you if you would like to have some blackberry lily seeds? So let me know
patsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I guess this is reminder that all good things come to an end eventually.Much of my garden looks like that right now.
Blessings,Ruth

Floridagirl said...

Oh, very sad. Hopefully, it will all spring back. We have the opposite problem down here right now. I'm beginning to fear that fungal diseases will soon be setting in thanks to all of this rain and little sunshine. Our dry season is usually in the spring, which leaves me continually fretting and dragging hoses around.

Karen said...

We had been in drought-like conditions for the past five years and in summers past many of my plants looked just like your 'crispy critters'.

That is, until this year, when we were literally flooded with rain; 20+ inches since June! I have many plants that look just like the drought-stricken ones, and several trees which are dying too, due to being underwater for so long.

From one extreme to another, such is life in the garden, right?

George said...

We have quite a few crispy things in our garden as well. Oh, well, there's always next year.

Becca's Dirt said...

You got that right - we can replace all of them and will most of them. I have a lot of those kinds of plants. Actually I'm seeing a lot of plant markers where there is no plant. At least I now know I'm not the only one. I thought I was a plant murderer.

imac said...

Strange weather these days around our Planet Darla.
Cute Header too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We've all gone through this --especially this summer. We are lucky here in that we have so much shade--but we still have lost quite a few things... Our Clamatis looks like yours...

Have a great evening, Darla... Love the header.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

I didn't know that you ever how any crispy things in your garden!!!
I always looks perfect to me.

ruthi said...

I can see some crispy plants all over the place now too plus some leaves turning red and brown. Summer is indeed over.

Noelle said...

Hi Darla,

I like this theme. It takes the fear out of gardening when you see experienced gardeners suffer from the occasional crispy plant. I have five crispy plants in my garden right now, but not for long....

BGgarden said...

Darla - your blog posts always inspire me : even the crispy ones! ;-)

Grace Peterson said...

I'm sorry Darla. I know I shouldn't be laughing at your misfortune but that first photo with the fescue and ? just cracks me up. I love this crispy challenge. We must keep the humor!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I've got a lot of the brown crunchy stuff around here, too.
I'm ready to pull my garden plants out by the roots. Seems the only thing I'm feeding are those little invisible critters.

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Praveen Kaushik said...

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