OK, if you lived thru the summer in Oklahoma, you'll get this post. If you live where the trees are gorgeous colors with beautiful foliage, you might not get it.
We had a rough summer and this is about what 30 some days of 100+ temps will do to your plants, trees and shrubs. This is my Hosta pot which is usually 3-4 feet across and it is no larger that a foot and burned to a crisp.
This is what's left of my hydrangea bush. It normally is still blooming at this time of the year but it gave up a long time ago.
This is a common sight in our neighborhood. Trees that have been here a long time are being cut down because they are just gone.
So many of the trees are gone .
So many of the trees that are not completely dead are in such an awful shape because of partly dead limbs and partly still alive limbs.
This is my biggest loss I am afraid!! Several years ago, one of my best friends Carole, took me out to lunch for my birthday in March. While we were out to lunch, her husband and son came and planted this beautiful weeping cherry tree. The first winter we had it, we had 11 days of ice and we lost part of it. Then, we've had two horrid summers of heat and I just don't know if it'll make it or not.
We were lucky in that all of our big, established trees - birch, pine, dogwood and redbud - have survived with some trimming.
So, enjoy your beautiful trees while you have them. I just ooh and aah over all of the fabulous photos I'm seeing.
But, hopefully, next year will be better.
Till next time, Judy