After two weeks, we finally got some rain today, good enough to water the tender roots on new shoots, which is good because I have a lot of them. But the rain didn't do much more than that. I noticed that three inches down, the soil is still very dry. We need a good day-long soaker.
I've been pulling up my tulips the past few days, now that the leaves are yellow. I also dead-headed my bearded irises.