|Franklin supervising outside work|
Tom waters dutifully every day and keeps up on what plants are stressing and which ones are dying or have died and have to be replaced. We lost an Arbovitae that we've had for about 7 years and had to replace it, and despite watering that almost daily, it died in the same spot (while others are okay).
TALL GRASSES - We've noticed that despite drought conditions, tall grasses love to grow, so we've started planting a lot of them.
|Dolly also supervising outside|
|Back flower bed in the backyard|
LESS THAN NORMAL RAINFALL - According to the National Weather Service climate summary for Baltimore, Md. from Jan. 1 to Oct. 5, the average annual rainfall total by this time 32.33 inches and we've had 27.22 inches. That's 5.11 inches under the normal.
|A row of potted mums on the patio|
|Our new little fountain with a boy and his dog|