Stayin’ Alive

Stayin’ Alive

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!Β And even though it is now August, I wanted to share with you my July flowers.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

This yellow rose is so sweetly scented.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

I just purchased this lantana. It’s pink and yellow color combo is one of my favorites.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

When I saw this speedwell at the store it was covered in bees, so I had to add it to my Ginger Rock Garden!

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

It’s not a flower, but this purple oxalis that I dug up from my mama’s yard, is just so pretty.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

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.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

Butterfly plant, always gorgeous.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

My hydrangeas have black spot which I am trying to get under control. But still, the bloom is beautiful.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

The honeysuckle is still blooming in this heat.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

Pink Echinacea is still going strong.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

This basil is stunning with its light green foliage and its deep purple blooms.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

The hummingbirds are enjoying my rosemary.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

I have a few pots that have made it through the first month of summer. This one is diamond frost.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

Orange (or maybe its Coral) canna lilies with creeping jenny trailing out of the pots is a favorite plant combination of mine.

Summer Flowers, Heat loving flowers, Alabama flowers

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?

 

 

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10 comments

  1. Lisa Hollowell says:

    You’re flowers are so beautiful! We have barely had any rain in the past month and the plants and trees look SO SAD! Even the periwinkle – which is rampant in the wooded areas – looks pitiful. Leaves are shrivelling. Get the picture? πŸ™‚ I’m watering the plants in our flower gardens and some of the newer things we’ve planted, but I can only do so much. Praying for rain!

    • gwingal says:

      I lost several plants to last years drought. And when it is that dry, you just can’t afford to water everything. We are no longer getting daily rain, but it is still coming almost weekly so, while things are not as green as they were, they are not completely brown yet either.

  2. Janis Yarbrough says:

    With the heat, rain, state baseball off and my sprain ankle, I believe my flowers looks worst than they have in years. When school starts and I am not substituting I have a lot to do in my yard. On another note you inspire me with your post. Janis

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Janis! thanks for visiting. My flowers are being taken over by weeds. I guess thats the downside of so much rain. You will get yours under control again when your ankle heals. πŸ™‚

  3. A Pretty Fix (@aprettyfix) says:

    Your flowers are absolutely stunning! I wish I had a garden full of these blooms. Right now, we try to keep things pretty basic, but I would love to sprinkle some more flowers in the backyard. I’ll have to refer back to this post for inspiration! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks so much! I have tiny spots of beauty and am working on a whole beautiful yard. Someday…. Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

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