We had a few cooler days and rain, lots of soft rain and nature is very grateful for it and so am I as my plants are recovering from the heat wave now. I have taken a few pictures to show you what is going on in my garden at the moment.
PASSIFLORA CAERULEA OR PASSIONFLOWER, I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM ! THEY GROW AND BLOOM LIKE MAD FOR MONTHS ON END
PINK BEGONIA AND WHITE BUSY LIZZY
TAGETES WITH TINY YELLOW FLOWERS
PELARGONIUM SPECIES, A STRONG ONE AS I HAVE HAD IT FOR YEARS
THIS ROCK NEAR THE POND IS VERY ATTRACTIVE FOR THE BIRDS AS THE WATER FLOWS WINTER AND SUMMER, THE BIRDS USE IT TO DRINK AND TO BATHE
ONE OF MY WATER CONTAINERS, IT IS NOT A PRETTY SIGHT YET BUT I AM GOING TO HIDE IT WITH PLANTS
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL AND THANKS FOR VISITING !
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 !