July, another beautiful month in Florida, although the heat and the humidity have been brutal. I keep telling myself, remember this winter...when the dreary brown of the landscape made you hunger for spring. Think back, to having to drink your morning coffee inside, instead of on the porch, observing all the birds and blooms. So, I get another glass of iced tea, sit on my deck in the shade, and remember to be grateful for summer. I appreciate the lovely green that surrounds me, and know that all my senses will yearn for summer when it comes to an end.
This is what a 'bowlful of summer' looks like.
One of my first Rose of Sharon blooms.
The hydrangeas still have new and old blooms, multi color.
Just 'says' summer.
Penstemon and Fanflower.
Toad Lily, rambling around in a coleus.
This one loves the summer heat, but if you'll recall, I still need a plant ID.
Whatever she is, she's happy.
The clematis are on their second bloom.
Most of my daylilies are finished for the season, but not the reds.
The 'Lemon' daylily is the only other one still blooming.
Aloe is sending up blooms, and receiving daily visits from the hummers.
One of my small Bleeding Heart Vines, thought she would be red and white like my others, but she's just fine, like she is.
There are just a few roses that don't look completely fatigued in this weather, 'Valentines Day' is one of them.
She looks better than most.
I hope 'summer' is treating you, and your gardens, especially well!