The hydrangeas were wilted and some of the plants in my newest garden were looking stressed so I had to break out the garden hose today. I watered the courtyard garden with a water sprinkler, moving it every couple of hours, because it is the thirstiest of my gardens. It is the only one that is not mulched because it is very flat with a slight incline back toward the house, so in the springtime it stays extremely wet--so wet in fact that I dug a meandering ditch through it to funnel off some of the water. It would never dry out if I mulched it. Because of the mulch, the other gardens are not quite as dry, so I am going to hold off watering them completely as long as I can, and continue to pray for rain.