It's going to 67 degrees this Thansgiving. It was 78 here just two weeks ago. My encore azaleas are blooming like crazy, Nov. 21. My irises are confused; they think it's spring. Still have plenty of leaves on trees (color of course is changing). My "deciduous" hydrangeas and my blue berries are starting to look more like evergreens. My butterfly bush is putting out new leaves.
We had record drought two summers in a row. I mean no rain! The only time we got rain the last two summers was when they had a hurricane on the coast. Honestly, it just didn't, wouldn't, rain! We had thunder several times, no water.
Summers are often dry here, but we are way below normal rain fall levels two years in a row now. Worried we will lose some deciduous trees in our woods. What am I supposed to do, water the woods next summer?
Is anyone else scratching their heads wondering what's up?
Perplexed southern gardener.