I had been away from the Red House Garden for 10 days during a record-setting heat wave. The crunching noise was me walking across the very brown lawn from my car to the front door. Oh, dear... what was the garden going to look like?
|Blooms of 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' Rose - lightly toasted|
|The voles already ate a rose bush out of this corner and stressed out the camellias. I think the heat has now finished them off.|
|Believe it or not, this little twig with leaves is actually a five-year-old tree. Sparkleberries are very slow-growing..|
thanks to CRABGRASS!
|Ahh, we crabgrass love the sun and heat!|
Seriously, are there no other plants other than WEEDS that can take this summer heat?
|Over here! Over here!|
Actually all my Coreopsis, Black-eyed Susans, Salvias, and Milkweeds sailed through the heat without batting an eyelash as well (yay!), all being tough, drought-resistant native plants. Other blooms I owe to the person who watered parts of my garden while I was gone.
|Do you see the bee in the middle of this Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Pink Swirl'?|
How is everyone's else's garden looking?