There is a lizard the size of an alligator living in our bathroom. There are nasturtiums growing in through the walls. The nasturtiums will grow and flower with or without water. They need only air and dirt it seems.
In other outdoor gardening news. I planted rapini and spinach seeds early this summer along with a tomato seedling. The rapini and spinach grew gangly on long weak stems and then quickly died and the tomato has looked poorly since about day 2 though it is loaded with small mean looking fruit hanging amidst dry dead leaves.
I have planted other things that appear to be thriving. All in pots I water regularly with all our wash water.
That is the happy news.