It's a tough job being a flower in Texas this time of year. I wouldn't want to spend all day out in the hot sun.
I thought I'd take this opportunity to thank a few summer flowers that are managing to bloom in our backyard in spite of the temperature.
I took this picture while planting begonias around the cherub. The tall flowering plants are cannas. They come back each year.
These hardy hibiscus were planted on the east side of our house by the prior homeowners. Each winter they die back when it freezes, but after being cut down, they grow back quickly for the summer. The "Flare" flowers are huge (up to 12 inches) and really beautiful. They continue to bloom all summer. I'm delighted to share them with you, because no one really sees them where they are planted.
I love this mandevilla vine which tolerates a hot corner of our patio pretty well. I have had it for a couple of years, since I can bring the pot inside during winter. (This one actually did get a touch of frost when the weather man was wrong one night. It looked sad for a while, but bounced back.)
A few weeks ago, I bought these annual vincas from the almost dead sale rack at Walmart. I think they are a lot happier in this flower box under our patio roof. I know they make me happy.
Thank you summer blooms.
I shared more of our backyard in a previous post HERE .
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