Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, August 2009
The drought here is getting worse and worse. The river authority just closed the last public boat ramp on Lake Travis. In 8 days we will step up to Stage 2 water restrictions, with residential customers only being able to use a sprinkler once a week. Every time the sky darkens just a bit, you see everyone looking up at the sky frequently, hoping for a drop or two or an inch would be nice. Earlier this week we had thunder but just a few little drops. It was frustrating.
On that note, a few of the flowers around her are managing to bloom for Bloom Day. The rock rose is looking gorgeous in the morning, and keeping the bees busy.
Some volunteer sunflowers sprung up in the back flowerbed and I left them alone. Our neighborhood has a lot of sunflowers, and I like that.
Other blooms right now (sparse!):
Yellow bells/ Esperanza
See what is blooming all over the country at May Dreams Gardens, the host of GBBD.