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© Donald Garrett
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My hydrangeas looked glorious in the Summer of 2011, but, with the extreme heat wave and drought are now very sad and droopy.

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  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    Oh my, what a shame, Don. The comparison is striking. I hope and pray the drought ends soon for you and all those suffering from the current weather situation. You DID do a great job photographing these flowers and making the comparison!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    The extreme heat can be very hard on plants, people and pets...We saw a gray squirrel dig a hole in the dirt and he laid down down iinside of it to keep cool today..I It felt like it was close to 100 degrees and very muggy. I can see a big difference in your hydeangeas from last year...Wow!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    awesome shot! the one on the right is beautiful in its own right. i would use it in a dried flower arrangement.

  • Mike Sims

    Mike Sims gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    Yes, the heat is a killer this year. I keep a soaker hose on mine for most of the week. lol, It's probably costing me a fortune to keep the pretty this year.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    Oh dear......that's a sad comparison! Hope the heat eases soon!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    This is a fantastic comparison shot of your beautiful hydrangeas, sad as it is to see the one struggling this year. I nearly lost my cross vine last summer so it got extra watering through our drought last year and that just kept it alive, it did not bloom for all summer. Now it is doing better, it can take the heat much better since it is established in the ground now but it still does not bloom on the wretched hot days.

  • Carlo Pagan

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  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    Sad, but you captured the contrast beautifully. Wishing you cooler temps and much needed rain.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (2 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding photo !!
    Nobody shoots these floral shots better.
    It's hot and bone dry here too.
    It's a real job keeping enough water on the plants to get them through these hot days

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    I am managing to keep a lot of my flowers looking nice,but not all of them. I may have to take out a loan to pay my water billl!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    this is the go of rhe world... Comparison is visible!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    Hopefully, they will have a better year next year. A terrific collection of shots Donald.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Jul 2012):

    Hope the heat dissipates a little so the flowers can flourish. You did have a great show of hydrangea blooms last year, Don.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    So sad. They don't like ANY sun. My neighbor's blue one is always in the shade, and it looks beautiful.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (14 Jul 2012):

    Such as life!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (14 Jul 2012):

    Very touchy frame!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (14 Jul 2012):

    They will come back..the colors of the hydrangae are so gorgeous, even when dry!

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