By Kim Charles

Despite the drought, Jim Hoose's garden is in full bloom.

"This is one of several photos of my very amateur gardens in Easton, PA. This particular photo is from October 1st of this year after our first substantial rain in almost seven weeks. To say it has been a tough year here with seven heat waves and drought is an understatement. The gardens are all about six years old or less and in an almost constant stage of transition. Perennials predominate and the shade beds are becoming quite established."

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