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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Leaves

In early June, the red twig dogwood and vinca vine looked like this.


Now, in mid August, the red twig dogwood and vinca vine look like this.


I have been very concerned about the red twig dogwood.  I have been carefully watering the area.  I think some slightly cooler temperatures lately have helped everything in the garden; but most importantly, the red twig dogwood is sprouting new leaves.





13 comments:

  1. I agree the slightly cooler temps have helped here also. I would love to think it's going to stay like this until fall. Your Dogwood looks fine. A lot of my shrubs have been releafing the ones that burned off too.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. I love the cooler temperatures, but I sure wish we'd get some rain. It's going to be interesting to see what's left in my yard....

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  3. This has been an awful season for so many areas. We have watched shrubs that have been thriving for years, simply turn brown and ugly. We're hoping that most will indeed come back once the weather cools. It can be heartbreaking though to watch as the weather takes over.
    You have really inspired me and I plan on going with a lot of container gardening next spring. Bring in the sea rocks and the mulch! It will sure make a big difference in this yard.

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  4. I just posted about seeing shrubs and trees suffering in the drought conditions. Maybe there is hope for them if they are beginning to sprout new leaves. It's so nice to have the weather cooler...hope the very hot weather is finished.
    Balisha

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  5. It's happening a lot here too. A good thing! I think the rain may have helped.

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  6. I've seen that before. It's kind of like a defense mechanism. I've trimmed the dead branches away after the growth has fully comeback. It happens here in the desert often. Glad it's still alive. It also symbolizes cooler weather and perhaps recent precipitation??

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  7. Hopefully they will make it through this brutal summer. Most plants are hearty --even though this summer has probably been particularly hard even on the hearty ones...

    Glad to see some new leaves...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. I am happy to see the new growth. Such a pretty tree.

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  9. I hope you are successful in saving the dogwood tree. I also hope you get cooler temperatures.

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  10. That would seem to be a good sign. Best of luck to your red twig. It would be a shame to lose it.

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  11. Its finally getting cooler with shorter day length and the high pressure moving out. Lets pray for rain.

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  12. I finally took out all my vinca vine, it was overtaking everything around it, anywhere I planted it( or threw it). take care! Gina

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