Sunday, June 08, 2008

The drought scenario rears its ugly head

For where I sit, it looks like we're in for a repeat of last year's horrid summer. Here's what the Weather Network shows for the next two weeks:

Note to U.S. readers: Temperatures are in Celcius

I've always believed the country gardens in particular need tough plants, and lots of natives fit the bill. And, of course, that's what I've planted here, lots of native trees, tough perennials and ornamental grasses. But drought is so disappointing when you want your garden to thrive, not just survive.

I've just ordered my first truckload of water for the season, so I can water my shade garden and my four-square garden (see picture in previous post). These two areas have irrigation now, which should make them easier to water.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Did that rain miss you today Yvonne? Even my weather pixie says it should be raining here and we have had none today.

  2. At 6 p.m. nothing yet, although there is still a chance. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  3. we are in a drought here in the sE US and the blueberries and some of the trees are dangerous because their roots are not as stable.. I hope you get out of yours soon!

  4. You can have some of ours. I'm the only one on my side of the street whose yard didn't get flooded from our creek overflowing. My neighbour had just spent 2 weeks tending and planting her garden and it was about a foot under water the other day. We got over 100mm of rain in just a couple of hours.

  5. I'll send over some of our rain if we get what we had last year... too much water, way too much!


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