We haven't had any rain for weeks and the temperature has been hovering in the 90's. The grass has turned brown and crunchy already. The forecast for today says high temperature anywhere from 102-106 F.
And in spite of this (with no supplemental water and no fertilizer), CRICKET SONG has surprised me once again with one summer stalk. I'd pretty much forgotten about irises, with all the daylilies blooming.