With the heat and lack of rain we've had this summer...even my pond plants have not performed as well as usual :(
I start the spring with 6 Water Hyacinth and in a normal summer by now the pond would be full of them and I would have thrown tons of them into the compost pile. This year I have 10 now and very few blooms through out the entire summer. But when they bloom they are beautiful.
The mini zinnias are bouncing back from the lack of rain....3 days of almost constantly running the sprinklers has perked some things back up.
Even the Ruby Echinacia that I thought had completely died...black leaves and stalks that snapped off at the ground in the wind..convinced me so....Now they are peaking out of the mulch again and forming a small bloom...but they are only about 4 inches tall this time around. Conserving energy I guess.
A few of the other plants are trying to respond to the constant watering and the temps are supposed to drop tonight and stay down for at least a week...hopefully for the rest of the season!
Hoping others are seeing recovery in their gardens!