Last week was HOT, really HOT, we had temperatures between 35 C° and 40 C° !! These are temperatures we seldom get so we are not used to this, neither are my plants, poor plants, we can stay inside and cool off in many ways but plants can’t, I gave them enough water but I didn’t think the sun would have such a devastating effect on the leafs, so now I know and in the future I’ll cover my plants like I do when it is too cold as extreme freezing has the same result as extreme hot sun.
THIS IS A RHODODENDRON, AN EVERGREEN SHRUB, SO THESE LEAFS WILL BE UGLY NEXT YEAR IN SPRING WHEN IT HAS BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS. WHAT A SHAME !! IN THE BACK YOU SEE THE BURNED LEAFS OF GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM
NEXT TO OUR DRIVEWAY WE HAVE A BORDER FULL OF GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM AS IT IS SUCH AN EASY PLANT THAT SUFFOCATES ALL WEEDS, BUT I AM QUITE SURE THAT ONCE THE WEATHER WILL BE COOL AND WET AGAIN IT WILL GROW NEW FRESH LEAVES
JAPANESE ANEMONE, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PICTURE YOU CAN SEE NEW LEAFS, THE BIG LEAFS DIED TO PROTECT THE SMALL ONES SO I WILL GET FLOWERS IN AUTUMN I THINK
EVEN THE FERNS NEAR THE POND WERE BURNED BUT THEY GROW SO WELL THAT WHENEVER I CUT THE LEAFS DOWN THEY SOON MAKE NEW ONES, THIS ONE GROWS LIKE A WEED REALLY SO NO WORRIES THERE
AND THIS IS HOW ONE OF OUR DOGS KEEPS COOL…….
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL AND KEEP IT COOL ! THANKS FOR VISITING !