I’ve been reading that gardeners in parts of England and France are experiencing a drought and have to spend a lot of time watering every day. Parts of southern Ontario have also been without rain for several weeks (although it’s been really, really, I mean really, humid…) but gardeners who rely on a well for their water supply generally have to pick and choose what gets watered. Tomatoes, obviously. Newly planted perennials, shrubs and trees, probably. The rest? Heavy sigh. Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Spirea, even Echinops are all showing signs of water stress. I can only hope for the best, and hope the “40% chance of showers” turns into a worthwhile rainfall.
In any event, the cycle of life goes on, seeds develop and Hemerocallis are naturally drought tolerant so they’re the shining stars in the garden today,