tree roots http://hppr.org en Drought, A Tree Root, and No Plumbing http://hppr.org/post/drought-tree-root-and-no-plumbing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When I left home to attend a five week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Teacher Seminar, my husband devoutly promised he’d water my flowers.&nbsp; By the time I left, velvety purple petunias, coral moss rose, and vibrant snapdragons already showed heat distress.</p><p>While in North Dakota, I kept track of western Kansas weather through phone calls and monitoring the Hays Daily News.&nbsp; Though some rain fell, I knew the only way my flowers would survive was through regularly hosings.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Karen Madorin 21615 at http://hppr.org Drought, A Tree Root, and No Plumbing