The garden is weary of the oppressing heat, as is the gardener. The clouds gather each afternoon, teasing us with the prospect of a refreshing deluge. Rumbles of thunder roll through the skies, and I anticipate a lovely, drenching rain...none comes. The clouds, heavy with the waters that are needed to revive the exhausted garden, go rejuvenate a garden elsewhere. Our time will come.
There are some plants in the garden that are thriving in this all day, every day, full sun. Okra, beans and sweet potatoes don't mind at all, but the tomatoes have given up. Crape myrtles are just beginning to bloom and the gingers are flourishing. The roses, though, are a sad lot. Their blooms are faded before they can be enjoyed. Daylilies , before midday, are sun bleached. But, I live in Florida and I wouldn't trade it for anywhere. It has been a hotter than normal spring for us here in Central Florida, perhaps summer will be more temperate.
Heat loving blooms...
Aloe embraces this hot weather, and the 'hummers' are grateful.
Marigolds just keep on , keeping on.
Beautiful faces in the shade...caladiums.
And, a few more blooms...
Crown of Thorns.
Surprise of the morning~
I often find them sleeping in the daylilies, but this was a first 'doze in a rose' I've seen. Happy gardening.