The black bamboo glistens in the rare rainfall. The tenacity of bamboo has gained my respect
during this drought. As a member of the grass family, it has both a shallow and deep set of roots
that can cope with extremes. It's one of the few tropicals that look good right now.
I'm not feeling bad about this runoff. Every drop ran along our foundation and soaked in in minutes. Many Houston
homes have cracked foundations since this drought has dried out the soil unevenly.
The chickens were thrilled to see rain since the bugs get active and provide a snack.
This Arrowhead groundcover (Syngonium podophyllum) is another plant that somehow endures
extreme conditions and utilizes every drop of rain. It comes back from hard freezes if covered with a leaf mulch.
I could show you all the dead plants from the drought, but instead I'll show you this remarkable
Spearmint plant that continues to amaze me. Its buddies are all in pots that...yes...have
been watered weekly in order to survive.
May we all get rain soon!
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