Fry an egg on my head will ya?

Aug 5, 2008

It was 107 degrees here yesterday...and it doesn't really cool off much at night. I walked at 5:30 am this morning at it was still hot. We might be lucky today. It might be 105 instead. Whoohooo! Lucky us. So this is my garden right now. Ha! Well, not quite, but almost. Every year about this time I just throw my hands up in the air. Like any other professional horticulturist, I pretty much take the approach of survival of the fittest. I have no patience for watering or grooming...things must persevere on their own. I let it all go to h-e double hockey sticks and then start over in September! Of course it could still be 100 degrees in September around here. You never know. Ok, October maybe...  smile

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perennialgardener
Aug 05, 2008
12:52 pm

That what it feels like outside here too.  Hot enough to fry an egg. The garden is brittle & crunchy.

LetsPlant
Aug 05, 2008
1:36 pm

Wow, I thought it was HOT here.  I can’t say that I have ever experienced that kind of heat.  You don’t actually start cooking when you go outside?  We get up to around 100 degrees but we also have a super high humidity rate always over 50% which is extremely draining.  Just walking outside you feel as if you just walked out of the shower, then you have to go take one! lol!! When will they invent a/c clothes?

Cat
Aug 05, 2008
4:13 pm

Well, today in dear ol’d Blighty it is 17 degrees and raining. Welcome to our summer! We’ve had flash floods and we postively elbow people to get a small amount of sun when it pops out from behind the clouds - The only downside is that I’m off to italy and greece in the next 10 days, and us Brits positively MELT when we get into heat - we’re just not used to it!!! But I’d prefer to have that than 107….phew! Cat x

cindee
Aug 05, 2008
4:34 pm

That ground looks pretty bad. I understand the heat problem. I let things go when it gets really hot too. Lucky for us we have had a lot of nice temperatures here this year. Its still 100+ but not 110+ When it reaches the teens I can’t take it.

Cindy
Aug 07, 2008
9:18 pm

I will gladly take some of your heat off your hands if you would like. The weather here has been down right depressing for my garden. Over the weekend we barely topped out at 70 degrees. Strangest summer I have ever seen.

Carolyn
Aug 12, 2008
9:49 pm

I’m right there with you, sister, except I don’t have that kind of brutal heat as an excuse.  Well, in your long growing season you must take a break.  I’m just lazy.

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