It's been almost a week since we've had any rain. For the month of July, we received about 2" total. June was less than that. May was one of the hottest on record for the state. The ground is dry almost a foot down. I was considering moving a couple plants yesterday. I decided to stay inside.
Brugmansias that were 6' tall and wide last year are barely knee high. No blooms this year.
Even Rudbeckia fulgida is having a hard time. I watered this one yesterday with a good, deep soaking. Doesn't seem to matter.
At least most of the coneflowers, coreopsis, and Joe Pye Weed are doing well. I want more of these.
It's 91 degrees. 10% chance of rain means nothing. Later in the week, we've got some 40% days. The temperatures look like they'll remain in the upper 80s or higher the rest of the month.