Earlier in the week I had visited the garden center at Home Depot and picked up several new plants, annuals and perennials as well as some herbs for my back porch.
Next came working on my three-pot trellis. It is small but looks nice in the corner of the deck...the portulaca should do well in the hot, southern sun and later give me lots of pinks and oranges ... I'll take more pictures later as it begins to produce more color. It was SO HOT while I was digging in the dirt and scooping up the potting soil...I had to stop three different times to go inside for a 'cool down' and 'water break'. It was well over 100* and it didn't take long for me to get 'overdone'.
In the front island, the recent heatwave has caused my colored flowers to draw up and slow down on the producing...so I got some new color. Two new rudebeckias...Black-eyed Susans is their best-known name...I want them to get really big and spread their little seeds all over the front area of the island so come next year I won't have to buy them again. My angel trumpet bush is holding up so far and later in the summer I should have big, yellow trumpets sprouting again!
My side-yard sprouted a new hosta that came up on its own...and she is now blooming with some beautiful, purple pride. I love the color they put out this time of year...I just wish they had a longer lifespan.
What have you got growing in your yard this summer??