Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This coneflower reflects how we’re feeling here in Austin after 28 days of triple-digit heat (12 of which were record breakers) and continued exceptional drought. My 65-year-old trees and veggie garden get my highest priority for supplemental watering, so I don’t have much to show this month. Only my hardiest xeric plants have managed to bloom a little. I’ll definitely be looking at other bloggers’ blooms on Carol’s May Dreams Gardens blog!
gulf fritillary on verbena
spider lily (Hymenocallis "Tropical Giant")
island of purple ruellia
smaller island of white ruellia
Texas silverado sage (cenizo)
rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)
cucumber flowers (Japanese soyu)
Also blooming (limping along) now are lantana, turk's cap, society garlic, Mexican bush sage, oxalis, gaura, and torenia.