July 24th, 2013
The Importance of Water
Posted by Francesca
Despite the hot weather, I’ve been feeling quite energetic these days. Of course, I’ve been drinking a lot of water to keep myself hydrated, which got me thinking about all of the plants out in the gardens and wondered if they were getting enough water?
1 Hey Sharkey! It's such a beautiful day. I feel like taking a spin around the farm in the Kawasaki. What do you say?
2 Oh, I don't know, Francesca. I am quite comfortable lounging beneath this tree. Maybe GK will go with you?
3 Move along, Francesca. I'm not budging from this spot for awhile!
4 Sharkey is snoozing outside and GK is asleep in the kitchen! I guess they're observing the dog days of summer. They're no fun at all! I guess I'll take the Kawasaki out for my own adventure today! What should I do?
5 Oh I know, I'll go on sprinkler patrol and make sure they're all working properly and see that nothing gets over-watered or under-watered!
6 These boxwoods are being nicely watered. Boxwoods typically need watering about once a week, or more often if it's especially hot or if it's especially dry.
7 And I can't forget about the sprinklers by the netted blueberry pergola! The blueberries are starting to ripen and need plenty of water right now to become nice and plump. We wouldn't want them to shrivel on the bush before we can pick them!
8 However, I think the blueberries have had sufficient water. Over-watering can cause the fruit to split. Generally speaking, plants should receive about the equivalent of 1-inch of rainwater per week.
9 We wouldn't want to damage our plants or waste water now, would we?
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