Unfriendly Hosta weather...
For how long have I told my younger niece, and nephews, this ain't hot, When I was a kid I remember a week of 100 plus weather, and we never even thought of it as unusual.. I recall spending half the summer at my friends house that had a working Mom, (so nobody was home) we hid downstairs and played pool.... and she had the coldest air in town !
I also worked down at the Iowa State Fair for a local dairy,running the fair route.. you want to talk hot ! One year it was over a hundred 6 days in a row or more, people were dropping like flies. The agriculture building was a big greenhouse with no air or ventilation.. it would make an easy 120 degrees in there in places.
I never missed it though.. It was bound to come back, Crazy high temps and brutal lows do averages make... ;)
I look at some of my plants and wonder how they stand it, the field corn likes it if it has any moisture.. the corn went from shin high to 6 feet tall in a week after a small shower passed thru. Now it needs rain to actually put some corn on those miles of stalks.
hopefully we will look back and be glad we dodged the bullet, I would hate to see nothing but burn't up hosta pictures until next year..
Everyone keep you fingers crossed.. I am going to Utah for a week, when I am high in the mountains i will try to persuade some storm front to push over and wash the plains clean of dust and soak the soil good.
I might ask for some cooler weather out there as well..
Talk to everyone later, Don't name any new green ones until I get back !