As everyone knows, we are having an epic heat wave and an as-yet-to-be-formally-announced major drought. I am offering these photos as evidence. My grove of redbuds looks like a scene from late October, not early July. They are losing their leaves! I am watering them daily, but to no avail.
As for the SEC, I blame the heat wave on them. Since MU moved from the Big Ten to the SEC, I think Mother Nature thinks we are "southern" and that this heat is perfectly normal for us. Uh, Mother Nature, we are not IN the South!
Happy 4th! Please be safe! xxoo Patty & Bhu