These two AV's were cuttings from a GG member 'Harley'. She hasn't been on in a long time, I am hoping she will pop in and see how her leaf cuttings are doing.
These are the first flowers to bloom. It takes at least two years before the leaf becomes a plant and then blooms. These are really pretty and in colors I do not have. I have several other plants that are still growing from her cuttings. I really like the strong leaf on this purple AV.
This one is just plain sweet looking.
These are the most beautiful flowers I have in my life. My two grands that live just up the street. :-)
They went to Myrtle Beach with their parents, my son and his wife. She is 17 and he is 13.
There is a pink/yellow Lantana in my back yard that is just so pretty right now. These photos were taken with my cell phone and aren't the best. There is an orange/yellow in the front. Both these plants love this heat and dry weather.
This is Dicliptera Subetera which also loves the heat. The Hummers will be all over this plant right up until a hard freeze.
Really need to get some good photos of these plants.
to breathe outside now and these 90 to 100 degrees will last all the coming week. Thought I would share some color from the gardens with you. The first is a daylily that I do not remember the name. It is so pretty.
This is a sunflower that grew from birdseed. There are many through out the yard this year.
Here is my infamous purple chair with the daylilies in the foreground. The lilies are loving this heat and can survive with very little water.
Seems the yellows and oranges have taken over the flower beds. Just glad to have the color to enjoy from the windows.
Remember that old song - Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime? Well it is back with a vengence. Heat indexs lingering around 100 degrees.
Managed to go out and take a few pictures and found a couple of surprises.
The Green Jewel coneflower I put out last year was BLOOMING so nicely? I was thrilled to see it this lush looking.
This lily is so pretty but I cannot remember its name.
The Red Beelbalm is doing so well this year. It had gotten crowded out last year but crept through the rosemary and found its own place. I will need to transplant some of it for next year. Seems it does like to ramble.
Then there is Gaillardia, such a faithful plant in my gardens. Do wish to have more variety of this plant. It comes back every year. Most of the time it doesn't even die completely down during the winter.