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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July "Jumped the Gun!"

These blossoms aren't used to 100+ degrees Farenheit for over a week in early July!!
So something else has "popped up" in the garden!
In Iowa, if we ever HAVE 100 degrees days, they happen in August.

LOL
Guess you might say this is a "shady" subject! 
SG

7 comments:

Reed Pugh said...

Is that Platunus umbrelifera 'Golfers Paradise"?

Casa Mariposa said...

I had to do something similar but involved hanging a curtain on the outside of a window to block reflected heat. Crazy, but highly effective. I like your umbrellas. :o) Whatever works!!

Ruth said...

Good Idea! People walking by must have thought "there lives a dedicated gardener"!

Rosemary said...

Brought a smile at the new shade ~ hot here too way too dry.....

Darla said...

I have to umbrella my entire yard here.... :)

Beth said...

Hi, I'm from Iowa too. It cooled a tad this week, but is still quite warm. Like your umbrella trick!
Beth

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Reed, I think you're right! lol

Casa, You're right! Some of my friends and I had a "painting party" today... to work on these umbrellas (plus others). Will hope to post soon!

Hi Ruth... either that or... there's a crazy one that lives there! ha.

Hi Rosemary. It's an odd year everywhere, I think!

Darla - I'd love to see THAT! ha.

Beth, Thank you for your visit. You're right. I watered in 80+ degree heat the other day, because it felt so cool! ha.