Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–

We are in severe category of drought here on the Gulf Coast. You can see a map of drought in the US here. A map of global drought here.

We have the roses heavily mulched, have only watered twice. The blooms have kept coming, although they whither quickly in the heat. There’s certainly no black spot!

'Honey's Rose'-- my grandmother's heirloom cabbage rose bush.

The only stalk of crinum lily I've gotten this year, came before I watered the crinum bed, and withered quicker than ever.

I cannot recall what these are, but they are troopers. I planted them this year, and now no rain. Still, they settled in to all day sun, and they put forth delicate blooms.

These make me happy. Perfect color where they are in my courtyard garden.

I learn from these plants. Keep on doing what I know to do. No matter the heat, no matter how tough things get, keep blooming.

Dear Lord, the earth is Yours. You send the rain on the just and the unjust. Please send us rain, and rain on my dear friends in all the parched parts of this country. We ask, and we make ready to receive. Thank You. Amen. So it is.


My thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for beginning and continuing to host Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and thus prompt me to look more closely at the gifts of my gardens. You can find other participants and join in, too, by clicking here.