In the summer heat of Alabama, it takes a lot of water for my summer flowers to be able to sing that song…. (everybody loves the Bee Gees right? sing along now…. ah ah ah ah Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive….)
As I mentioned in my last post, July just up and disappeared on me! And even though it is now August, I wanted to share with you my July flowers.
This yellow rose is so sweetly scented.
I just purchased this lantana. It’s pink and yellow color combo is one of my favorites.
When I saw this speedwell at the store it was covered in bees, so I had to add it to my Ginger Rock Garden!
It’s not a flower, but this purple oxalis that I dug up from my mama’s yard, is just so pretty.
I love the deep colored foliage on this crepe myrtle. They are pretty young and are just starting to bloom. I can’t wait to see them in a couple of years.
Butterfly plant, always gorgeous.
My hydrangeas have black spot which I am trying to get under control. But still, the bloom is beautiful.
The honeysuckle is still blooming in this heat.
Pink Echinacea is still going strong.
This basil is stunning with its light green foliage and its deep purple blooms.
The hummingbirds are enjoying my rosemary.
I have a few pots that have made it through the first month of summer. This one is diamond frost.
Orange (or maybe its Coral) canna lilies with creeping jenny trailing out of the pots is a favorite plant combination of mine.
And this fantastic concrete pot was on the street corner of downtown Wedowee, Alabama. I have been working there for the past week and I just love the lion feet, the huge pot and the planting combination.
Are your plants surviving the summer heat?