After bringing in the ice plant, I moved on to the geraniums.
I purchased one new geranium this spring. The others were in these containers last winter. They've barely grown. When the containers were out in the sun, the plants almost fried in the heat. I moved them all into some shade and they stopped blooming.
They are all tucked onto the top shelf of my plant stand inside now.
I cannot successfully overwinter purple fountain grass. I've tried.
As long as it gets some water each day, it is looking good. Unlike the brown lawn behind it. This will stay outside until it frosts which may not be for a long, long time.
Our newspaper carried a story recently about how hot and dry July was and the local agency tracking all that information said our soil temperatures have even broken records. Numbers like 109 and 112 degrees at two or four inches below the surface. Seriously? No wonder plants are dying. The ground is cooking them.
I wonder if being in a container where all the soil gets soaked on a regular basis is better?
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