The stresses of a hot summer take their toll on our gardens and landscapes, as well as on us as their caretakers.
While many plants can thrive in the normal summer heat, lengthy doses of daytime temperatures in the 90s and low 100s coupled with nighttime temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit are enough to push even the hardiest gardeners and plants to the edge of their capabilities.
Without precautions, gardening during the summer heat and humidity can lead to death, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat strokes.
Every time I say that and I can see the person I’m talking to, a wince of pain crosses their face. I can understand why. Having had a lifetime of migraines, the idea of a 2-year-old having a migraine is horrifying. If nothing else, I feel blessed that I can’t remember that.
However, I can remember the migraines that made me miss school for a week at a time during high school. And the ones that on two separate occasions resulted in a 24-hour hospital stay.
Short servings of all things in the sports world with your Sunday morning cup of coffee:
It’s never too early to make predictions.
So, even with a full summer ahead before football kicks off, here’s our “Extremely Early Sizeup” of the 2015 campaigns for Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University:
BULLDOGS: There are high expectations for Tech after an exciting 2014 season that concluded with eight regular season victories and a win over Big 10 foe Illinois in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.