Monday, August 13, 2012

The 2012 Drought Continued and the Consequences

We had been warned and today it happened.
We are now under watering restrictions, a polite term for watering bans.

 For some strange reason my roses love this weather.

My English roses, which rarely even rebloom once,
have now rebloomed twice.

 At least some of my plants are happy.

 Somebody's got to be.

 This picture is much more representative of how my garden looks like right now.
Note the lovely brown color of the lawn.

 A butterfly visits the butterfly bushes.

Every spring I happily throw my house plants out onto the front porch.
I regain a large portion of my great room each spring.  I'm happy, the plants are happy.  I dread the fall when I have to bring these plants back inside.  The plants aren't happy, they make a mess, and they take up a good portion of the room.
Did I mention oh how happy I am when spring rolls back around?

Unfortunately, we are under a mandatory watering ban and it is now illegal for me to water my house plants while they are outside.  Oddly enough, I can legally water them inside.  Inside - legal.  Outside - illegal.  Got it?  Go figure.  As these proclamations came from a politician, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that they don't make any sense.

Soooo, I had to clean up my house plants and bring them inside a full two months too early.
Bah humbug!

We are not amused.

We are also now crowded.

At least I am still allowed to water my food plants.

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