Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dog Days and Cactus

Here is the online link to this week's The List: Top Gardening Events for the week ahead on page 33 of today's print edition in the Washington Examiner. You can find the Examiner in the many red street-boxes around town. I saved a screen capture of the listing as a JPG and posted it here at left -- you can click on it to read at 100%.

The dog days of summer are now coming upon us and our traditional area drought is looming. With all the rain we have gotten already this year, I'm certainly not complaining. We just need to remind ourselves that for the next six weeks our usual weather pattern is nary a drop. So if you are going out of town, find a gardening buddy or neighbor to swap watering chores with. And while you're at it, why not attend the Cactus Show and pick up a cheap hardy succulent or too to fill in a few barren holes in your growing beds.

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