The other morning when I arose from bed and opened the blind in our bedroom this is what I saw.
A red rose nestled among blue Larkspur. How perfect for the month of July!
That’s when I got the idea to stroll the garden to see what other red, whites, & blues were out.
I’m not going to lie to you. My gardens are suffering. We have record breaking hot temps and are on water restrictions. Things are looking pretty sad, but I managed to find a few things to share.
Beautiful blue Delphiniums.
White Fever Few growing in the rock wall.
This rose is on my East side and it is gorgeous! That is until it doesn’t get water. Then it shrivels up to nothing. Luckily new buds keep appearing.
This red knock out rose was given to me last year for Mother’s Day by my son, Dalan and his wife.
My bottle brush tree wanted to celebrate with us too!
A white Begonia sits on my vintage outdoor stove. It seems to be doing o.k. in the shade. You might say, it has it “made in the shade”.
My entire fire pit is lined with Larkspur. You can see that it is about through blooming. I have been pulling out wheelbarrows full. Three years ago I sprinkled seeds up on the hill. It has come back each year with a vengeance. I’m trying to get it out before it seeds. I’ve got other things planted up there now and it is killing them out. It also blocks the sprinklers from getting to them. Pretty when I did it, but time for it to be gone!
More Larkspur seeded behind the pergola. Didn’t even sprinkle seeds there. I think my home is the land of Larkspur.
Some like it hot! That would be my ‘Hot Wings’ Maple
These flowering Kale seem to be doing o.k. in spite of the heat.
This is my Mr. Lincoln rose. See what the heat has done to it. This was taken the second day after it opened. So sorry, Abe. HONEST I am!
Wondering if it’s the heat that is turning the edges of my white rose brown. Usually you check out blogs to see gorgeous flowers. Here you are seeing some that are sad.
This is probably the best looking of my pots.
I did get a couple of new urns for out by the garage. Flowers seem to be not much larger than when I first planted them.
If you are having hot temps. Find some shade, stay cool, and have a wonderful 4th of July!
I will be sharing with these fun parties: