I was born and raised in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, a pleasant little town with tree-lined streets, friendly neighbors and the county seat of Garvin County. I moved to OKC in adulthood, lived there for about 45 yrs. then moved back to Garvin County, South of Wynnewood onto a small acreage, atop a windy hill with soil that could be used to pave interstates. I have been struggling ever since to adapt and garden. I grow only heat and drought-tolerant plants (when I discovered it takes a pick-axe to break up the soil), and this year, even THEY are stressed. I am soaker-hosing most every day, every day, if it is windy (HA). I am seriously beginning to consider Cactusgarden's take on landscaping. I just checked the projected temps. for today, and it is supposed to be 106* in my area! How can you keep things alive in this kind of weather? Therefore, I am changing Pauls Valley's name to Death Valley, as of today! I have NEVER seen it this hot in all my years in South-Central Oklahoma! This just ain't normal. Sure makes one respect our forefathers who settled this land before shelterbelts, Walmart and AC's!!!!!!!