Friday, June 15, 2007

"We're havin' a heatwave, a tropical heatwave...." big time! Temps have been in the 80's for the past week with no relief or rain in sight! The weatherman says it's "unseasonably warm for Wisconsin in June" (no shit?!) I'll be running the sprinkler all weekend. Just got a few more plants on impulse, not including the stuff I already had to plant-yikes! What was I thinking? (I ask myself this every year about this time, too....learning curve's too steep apparently ;-) This sedum is digging the weather, but look at the poor tomato plant to it's immediate left-drooped over so far it's almost unrecognizable!And this houseplant is hating me right about now... is this basket of annual something....(forgot the name, tag's at home)... ...and look at my poor Rex begonia! It was cruel enough that I put it out to sunburn, but I think this extreme heat may be it's demise. I sure wish I had my own personal cloud to call in and summon rain from...yea....that would be good! I'll let you all know how that goes..... :)


Marvie said...

I haven't tried this myself, but this link was given to me by a friend who swears it works.... not sure how you feel about things of this nature but thought I'd offer it anyway. I figure it never hurts to try!

Carol said...

If you can summon up rain, I'll pay for you to come to Indianapolis and summon some up for us. We are dry, and have been asked to stop watering lawns!

Marion in Savannah said...

I can't be sure, but could your basket of annuals be torenia? I've had it in my garden for a couple of years and the leaves are the right shape and the blossoms look about right. If it is torenia, and if they behave for you the way they do down here, they self-seed VERY readily and don't mind heat. Down here they can't take much sun, but where are they may be happier with it.

EAL said...

Yes, that is a nice basket of torenia you have there. Partial sun only for those. I depend on them as part of my arsenal of shade annuals.

I like how you're torturing your plants. Gotta show 'em who's boss, dammit.

Bob said...

Sorry about the hot weather, and it's not even officially summer. Yes, the hanging plant is Torenia, and the house plant is a varigated spathiphyllum. It's tuff during the summer to keep up with all the watering, deadheading, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, cultivating, etc. Sometimes it does make sense to only have a pots. Of course, I'd get bored.
Let me know if you figure out this personal cloud trick. We'll market it and retire young and wealthy :)

All the best, Bob.

Ki said...

We are not as dry as you are but I've been watering practically every other day now. Supposed to rain tomorrow evening but the TV weatherpersons have been wrong so many times this year it's hard to get your hopes up only to be disappointed yet again.

lisa said...

Marvie-Wow thanks!! I will absolutely try that! And thanks for stopping by!

Carol-Sorry to hear you're suffering too...reminds me why I'm glad not to be on city water-at least I can water whatever I want until my well runs dry!

Marion-Thanks for the ID...the basket never had a tag (oh well, it was on sale at Walmart). I'm glad to hear that it self-sows...maybe I'll get some babies to over-winter.

Eal-Heh, funny but my "guilt" over the plants suffering is mixed with that "do as I say/bend to my will" emotion, too! >:-) Hey, they'll get over it, right?!

Bob-Yea, I'm surprised by "August in June"...makes me wonder what late summer will bring now! As for getting rich off the "personal cloud"-still in the "R&D" phase, but I'll keep you posted! ;-)

Ki-The weather people can be amazingly inaccurate considering all the high-tech equipment! Hope you get relief soon, too.