Have I mentioned we had a drought in my Georgia Gardens this summer? Of course I have mentioned it and more then once. This drought continues to plague us in many ways. Here you see the tiny acorns falling from the Willow Oak trees.
In the middle of this picture, you see an Acorn from last years crop! This one is much larger then the tiny ones of this year. Yep, the drought has affected the acorn size. This shall have a snowball effect as the size of the acorns will surely be an issue for wildlife such as the deer that enjoy eating them. Note to self: Spray stinky stuff on remaining bloomers to keep the deer at bay...
Another drought culprit, the loss of this tree! It continued to die so it was replaced with a new Evergreen.
On a happy note, the second one seems to be doing well. Thus far anyway. But I do have a back up ready to replace this one if necessary.
On another happy note, one of the Angel Trumpets is finally blooming!
This one was given to me by a neighbor and we had no idea what color it would be. Ah, a pretty shade of yellow and it has the best scent that fills the air around this area.
The Angel Trumpet that Tina passed along to me has yet to bloom. But I have spotted two buds that may open before our first frost.
I will have to move the yellow one next spring as it is too large where it is currently located. I am thinking of planting it by the other one for a multi colored fest of yellow and peachy colored Trumpets. One happy Trumpet, one happy tree but no happy ACORNS, In the Garden...
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