The heat has been brutal at Garden on Sherlock Street this summer. While I can water when the rain doesn't fall, I can't cool down the air for the garden.
I have three dwarf Albera Spruce trees in the shrub border along the alley. All of them have developed dead spots. Our local horticulture agent checked them out for me. She says our climate is not ideal for dwarf Albera Spruce trees. She also said while they will lose some of their shape, they should survive.
The dead spots are mostly on the side away from the house. The side that gets the most sun. They're still putting their best side forward for me to see from the patio.
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