This time of year my gardens usually are looking pretty worn out with all the heat and humidity. We have had record highs and today's heat index is 104. But this summer my gardens are still looking good. Must be the sprinkler system my hubby put in for me. Yep, you read right...he put a homemade sprinkler system in a few years ago on a long weekend to surprise me for my birthday. He managed to trench a line that covers 3 large gardens all controlled from the faucet at the patio. I can simply attach hoses from the intermittent faucets he added to water the other gardens. It is probably the best present I have received in my entire life!
The birds and butterflies love it too. When the sprinkler is on they love to fly through the mist it creates. They enjoy a cool shower during this heat too!