Bring on the Heat
We have had 28 days above 100 and usually august is no different.
next 7 days look like this.
no chance of rain all week. My citrus are holding up just fine. They need water 2-3 times per day. My meyer lemons are flushing leaves now and their spring fruit is rippening although smaller than last year. I think the late spring repot stunted it and my key limes fruits. My satsuma did get moved to a spot with shade during the midday. It was looking pretty tired and the fruits all stayed very small so I removed them in hopes it will re flush some leaves it lost this spring. My bananas, cannas, and plumeria are loving it except for my musa basjoo. The intense sun is burning up the new leaves as they emerge. Its in ground and 8 feet tall now so I cant really move it. My Gardenia is doing ok but really doesnt like the heat. It is in a spot the gets no sun after 12pm so that helps. My president hibiscus is also loving the heat and opening a new bloom everyday. I did the pot in ground trick and it looks awesome that way. I think I will do this next year with my plumeria and some citrus.
tropical bed. I plan to expand it this fall.
just keep on watering!