48 hours ago
48 hours ago I posted a question on the Woodlands forum about my Lindera which were turning yellow. I wanted confirmation that they were just shutting down due to the drought and not dying.
Since that time, they have all started dying. The leaves are just shriveling up and whole branches are dead. I'm feeling awful because the Lindera shields me from the road in front of my house - if they are all dead then so is my privacy. (Last summer I counted the spicebushes - I had close to 50 and now I see only two or three that might make it through.) I'm also feeling sorry for the birds who just love the seeds.
I see a tulip tree dying, all the birches are going and I think I've also lost a big spruce.
The chances for rain are decreasing by the hour and within the last 1/2 hour the weather channel has said that temperatures will be into the 90's on Monday instead of breaking tomorrow.
Will this never end?