Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: DROUGHT ~ A LIVING (DEAD) SCULPTURE GARDEN

How could this happen?

Answer: Sprinkler comes on each day and waters top inch of soil. Grass stays green.
Bushes have roots in subsoil and turn brown.
It's bizarre....and probably a bit puzzling to the homeowners.
It's  Wordless Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by.
David/ :-)

12 comments:

  1. I agree very bizarre

    Have a good WW! and happy gardening

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  2. Hmmm, that is strange. Maybe the rock put out some evil bush-killing vibe. Don't put it too close to the house.

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  3. Good that you could figure that out!

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  4. Good question. That particular shrub is declining all over the city due to the drought (and heat). Only those watering daily are keeping their grass green as well. This is the only place in my neighborhood where both are happening simultaneously. Thanks for asking.
    David/ :-)

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  5. I read somewhere that it could probably be the water. The plant can't handle chlorine.

    Happy WW.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  6. Watering every day makes for shallow roots. Try watering once a week and you might see better results.

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  7. Wow, I never realized it made such a difference. I just thought the water took care of it all.

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  8. Ha! True. I bet it was also recently pruned which probably made things a whole lot worse.

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  9. I guess you are right, David. Even if the sprinkler comes on every day but isn't running for long enough, it will only be water enough for the top soil and to keep the lawn green. Anything below in 2 inches and deeper won't get much of that water.
    At least we had some good rain today which should have been enough for the deeper roots to get a good watering too. It was way over time to rain like this.
    Best wishes
    Paula Jo

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I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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