July 2013 how do things look in your garden?
Okay, even *I* think it's been hot lately, LOL, and I'm a true heat lover. How is your garden holding up? How are YOU holding up? Have you noticed the sudden, amazing spike in humidity the last couple of days? I have, hah!
Several things in my garden look a bit tired, but I always make sure to grow something that loves every season of the year so that there's SOMETHING loving life every day of the year in the garden. Here are a couple of things that are still happy right now. What about your garden??
My pride and my shame, LOL, one of MANY plant stands on the covered patio. Wilson the tennis ball tucked in to show relative size.
A rat's-tail cactus (Aporocactus) making tons of new growth in the large terracotta Neptune wall mounted planter (east-facing) on one of the columns on the patio.
Finally, what I think and hope is a fun combination (jury is still out, LOL), Verbena bonariensis (a long time favorite of mine here, at left) and some 'Fireworks' Gomprhena (right), planted along with some pink vincas around the 'Parfianka' pomegranate in the middle of the back garden. Both of these plants are very tall growing, and lanky, with small leaves on tall stems (3-4 feet high) so I thought they would be fun to combine, so I planted several of each around the pomegranate.
What about your garden? What looks great? Awful? Let us see and hear. Remember, on average June is the hottest month of the year in the Valley, so hopefully the worst is behind us. We'll see, LOL.
Take care and happy gardening!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pics, so far (hey it's only July 2nd, LOL) from my garden