In my last post I mentioned the really bad summer we had last year being a reason for container gardening this summer. Just to emphasis that I went out and took some photos of the yard as it is now. Notice the stumps: those trees all died in the drought last summer....6 large pine trees, 5 large cedars and several ash trees. I scanned back a ways for the first photo for you to see the other dead cedars yet to be cut down.
We are hoping and praying that this year will not be as bad, but with the temperatures already in the 90's in June we are expecting it to be bad again. At least we have had some rain so far. Last year we had very little rain in the spring and none at all after the first of June.