Today, with the release of the newest drought monitor maps, we are officially in a severe drought. Amazing! I would have never guessed it... Not by looking at the wilted plants around or the trees already turning brown or the dusty dry soil. Even the coneflowers and oregano in the pollinator garden are curling up and looking pathetic.
But, never fear! Our governor- Terry Braindead... er.... Branstad... is going to hold a meeting! Because, of course, we know that holding a meeting to talk about the drought will solve all our problems!
I watered the pollinator garden this evening as well as the vining plants. Justine had watered the newly planted tree and shrubs already today. The tomatoes and peppers are looking amazingly well considering how little I have watered them I even got the first Amish Paste tomato this evening for our salads and we had stuffed peppers for dinner- YUM. I think I've given up on my beans for the year. I had really poor germination and they haven't been watered enough to being too well.
We're wishing for rain- as are many this year. We'll see what happens.