Monday, June 04, 2007

Drought is HERE

My yard looks like toast, and my flowers are all drooping, despite sporadic watering. It's so stinkin' dry here! Usually Tennessee is very lush, and it rains at least 1 or 2 times a week in late spring. No such luck this May. It's been 3 weeks since even a hint of rain, and at 90 degrees every day, my much loved but neglected plants and flowers are thirsty. I come from the let nature take it's course school of gardening. My mom would frown at all the weeds, but still--I love my yard, and I especially love the flowers that are fighting their way through the wild vines--vinca is my mortal enemy.

The foxglove is from my mom's most moist yard. It's been raining like crazy in Missouri!! What with the late freeze and the lack of water, my baby the hydrangea plant is quite sad. It's my favorite. It has one lonely white bloom, when usually by this time it's got several. Before the April frost, I was thinking that this would really be the year for that bush--it was actually looking like it belonged there, not just small and newly planted.

Oh well. I spent the weekend sewing like mad--pics tomorrow! and I went to the Print Show at SQFT gallery at the Arcade (see below.) I didn't get a chance to talk much--it was SOOOO hot up there! But the prints were amazing. Shona--your stuff looked great! Sorry we didn't get to meet. I don't think I saw you, but since we've never met in person, I could be wrong. I'm sure our paths will cross soon.

I've gone into full production mode, so be ready for some serious image-heavy posts in the next week. As I've said before--less talky, more baggy.

Posted by Beth Howard @ 9:13 AM

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I am so sorry I missed you, I was in + out visiting other galleries. I should have contacted you to see if you were going. And thank you, I will snag your photo since my camera batteries failed me! I have every intention of going to the American Artisain show.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 12:27 PM #

So glad you could make it to the show Beth, and sorry we didn't get a chance to chat. It got crazy just as you got there! It was good to see you from across the room though! :)

Posted by Anonymous Kathleen @ 4:19 PM #
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