In May, Seattle had .12 inches of rain; average is 1.94 inches. In June we had .63; average is 1.67. In July, we had .05; average is .70. In August, we had .08; average is .88. Add it up: not even an inch of rain fell on Seattle between May and now. We are bone dry.
That makes the landscapers’ decision not to plant in my yard until fall rains return quite sensible. But my friend Nicki did plant, three pots worth. And I kept the pots watered. This one, the largest, features a sweet potato vine that has simply exploded — it’s completely overgrown the large pot and is making its way across the small deck. Gorgeous, don’t you think?