Baked Not Frozen

by Em
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Usually my tulips and daffodils and other spring-blooming plants and shrubs only have to deal with late-season snowstorms or hard frosts. They had plenty of both in April. But last week the searing heat was just too much for them.

The tulips started curling their petals and shriveling—except for these species tulips which got a little shade in the heat of the afternoon from my flowering serviceberry.

My Koreanspice Viburnum was completely drooping in the heat. I don’t think those heavenly-scented flowers will last very long this year:

And the flowers on my grandma’s monster-sized bleeding heart quickly faded from dark pink to light pink:

But you know what thrived in the heat? The giant tomatoes! More about those on Thursday!

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