Saturday, July 21, 2012

Patio Oasis

In other Saturday news from Garden on Sherlock Street, we spotted our first hummingbird.  The photo isn't great because I just grabbed the camera and shot it through the patio door to document it.

Here's the forecast for the next week:

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South wind 8 to 16 mph.
Sunday Sunny and hot, with a high near 107. South southwest wind 9 to 16 mph.
Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South southeast wind 6 to 15 mph.
Monday Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Sunny and hot, with a high near 105.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 78.
Wednesday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 73.
Friday Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 75.
Saturday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Hot.  Dry.



  1. Sorry to hear about the extreme heat. We are back in the 90's and I find it sad that we can be happy with 98 and things. I lost a lot when we kept staying in the 100's. Hope things are better for you.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Hey SS,
    Sharing the pain in Shawnee. Had to chuckle when I saw your Property Of line. Kinda wish you were the only one who could own that forecast. I'm very worried about even established shrubs. I don't think grass is going dormant, I'm thinking it's being killed. I bet there will be a run on grass seed and healthy plants.How long will the trip to hell last?

  3. OH --I'm so sorry. I know how you feel. I think our drought and those over 100 degree temps are over here ---at least for now... We have had some rain recently and it's amazing how things have turned green again... Hope you get rain and relief soon..

  4. Cute video. You must be a newsperson! I hope you get some rain soon. We've had so much it has been so awesome and I hope everyone has the same feeling soon. Congrats on the hummer! More to follow I am sure.

  5. I just love your videos. The sounds of the foutain are so relaxing, and your planters are indeed looking lush. Hard to imagine in all that heat.
    I am getting to the point of dreading looking at the forecast. Sun sun sun. I can't take much more!

  6. Oh, my! I don't think I would have the heart to write our forecast, which is pretty much the same as yours. I loved seeing your feet, pots, and your water oasis.

    Right now, I am a bit mad at myself for staying up too late last night, stealing some gardening time from myself. I went to church last night, mostly so I could water some plants there. I guess since I did that, I still wanted my computer time after I got home. Well, now, I need to finish waking up, eat breakfast and get out there. Oh, and I do have some water going already.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I am almost ready for fall to get here. They just said it will be the 11th day in a row with the high above 95. It seems like more than that.

  7. Sorry to hear you are having such high heat and dry weather. Hope you get some relief soon. It is very warm, humid and looks like we might get some rain down here in s.e. FL. I hope to get outside this morning to do some clean up around my main garden.

    That hummer photo is sweet.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  8. I loved your video with your swinging foot. It did look serene on your patio. Love, love, love the galvanized containers. Wonderful. So sorry about the heat. I'm right there with you. Ugh!~~Dee

  9. Yup, same forecast here in eastern Nebraska. Our best shot at rain lies a full seven days away. That's if the front doesn't veer off to the north or the south which it normally does this year. I've been hauling about 400 gallons of water a week to keep my big garden alive. It still look pretty good and the tomato harvest has started but after the first flush of tomatoes, there will not be any more. There are very few blossoms to continue the harvest. Every thing seems to be early this year except the bell peppers. They are just now starting to grow and put on blooms. I'm not sure what's up with that. They will be about two months late if they produce anything at all. It is a very strange year for sure.

    Have a great day with early morning watering. Mine starts at sunrise (6am).

  10. WOW!!! Good for you! I'm so glad you had a chance to snap a pic. Those poor little guys with all your heat and no rain. I always wonder how they manage...but somehow they do:) Have a great start to your week:)

  11. Blah. .it's been hot, hot, HOT here too!! The boys saw a hummer last week while I was at work. .they filled up the feeder again, and I haven't seen it since!! I have some red salvia and consistent blooms on the trumpet vine. .so I'll bet we'll see a few more before it's all said and done! Hope you get a shower out of the 20% chance you have in for Thurs. .we have a 40% chance. .but that usually changes before the chance ever arrives :-)

  12. I love the sound of your fountain in the background. Everything looks lovely despite the hot and dry weather.
    All I can say is the weather here is a lot better than it was last year. We haven't gotten above 100 and yesterday we had a delightful shower.

  13. You have a very beautiful and relaxing patio. We are near 100 every afternoon, as well. We have received some rain and the grass is looking better. Hope you have a nice week. Loved seeing your hummer!


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