In my last post I said that spring had just arrived. Well, it didn’t like what it saw and headed for the hills. In less than 2 weeks we went from night time frosts to 100 degrees. This is hard not just on me and my handful of readers who politely listen to my whining, but on my poor plants. Instead of showing you the carnage I thought I would highlight some of the plants that can handle our extremes.
I have to admit that I was not a huge fan of Black Eyed Susans until I moved here. However, I have grown to appreciate their ability to survive 100+ summers and sleep undisturbed through below zero winters.
Gazanias are annuals in my area (they are perennials in zone 9 –11), but they can withstand quite a bit of heat and sun. They do well in dry soil and require very little water. However, they do occasionally fall victim to rabbits.
As I was driving home this afternoon the weather man said, “A cold front has blown through and lowered the temperature to 97 degrees”. Seriously? That qualifies as a cold front!
How are your plants adjusting to summer?