I'm sure it was the drought that did it in, even though I tried to keep it watered. The last three years, including this one, have been really tough on the old girl and, in the end, it was just too much.
I drafted my assistant gardener/hubby to remove it for me.
Meantime, I got a big pot, filled it with potting mix, and dug the other blueberry shrub that I had planted in the yard, and plopped it into the pot. It's much smaller and younger than the old shrub, and I hope I'll be able to save it by growing it in the pot. Another blueberry that I have in a pot has been doing well, so that gives me hope. The newly potted shrub has joined all the other plants in my plant hospital under the magnolia tree.
Many of the planting beds in my garden are sorely missing mulch, so this week we got a pickup load of the stuff to begin replenishing the bare beds. Of course, it will take several pickup loads to do all the beds that need to be done, but one has to start somewhere.
The firecracker plant by the fountain is offering up lots of these tubular shaped blooms that the hummingbirds love.
In spite of baking in the sun every day, some plants just keep on going and blooming.
I haven't forgotten about my "point of view" series. I was out of town during the week in June when I normally post those pictures, but I will be showing you the July view. Tomorrow.