the remnants of the rose garden, this morning.
This post is a testament to deep watering. You see, we do not have any sprinklers here. Well, I take that back, we do have 2 sprinkler heads in the rose garden that are manually operated. So knowing we would be gone for a week I wanted to see just how the garden would hold up with really deep watering. I knew the temps would be in the mid to upper 90's so these pictures prove that deep watering is the way to go. Not one thing died or even wilted.
Even the boxwood garden is still alive.
Remember this bed
we he dug up? It looks remarkably well.
This is a shot of the house pulling into the driveway. I was practically hanging out the car window to see if the hydrangea's had made it.
I knew if these survived everything else would be okay.
and they did.
So basically what I did was set the hose on a slow dribble and moved it around for about 3 days prior to us leaving. I did this all day long. I'm pretty sure I saved water doing it this way. And it was easy. We have been trying to decide whether or not to install a sprinkler system since we moved in 2 1/2 years ago. This is the first house I've lived in that doesn't have one. Having to hand water forces me out into the garden and I see things that I probably would have missed if we had sprinklers. Once fall and winter hit I stop watering all together. So for now I remain the chief cook and garden waterer.