Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bloom day - Sept 15, 2011

Wow. So I skipped August bloom day, cause hell, I wasn't going outside even to take pictures when it was 105 degrees outside. No. Thank. You. I mean, christ, we are at 85 days at or above 100 degrees this year. The old record was 69 in 1925. We totally shredded that record this year. Just look at these numbers:

Due to this heat all summer, not much is left blooming. I do have quite a few scraggly salvias that the hummingbirds are loving right now. Here is a coral nymph salvia growing where the sprinklers hit:

There are a few Texas bluebells hanging on as well as some scraggly looking chocolate flower:

The turks cap is actually looking pretty good and the hummers are loving it:

The oxblood lilies were blooming crazy after watering day:

Some yellow rain lilies popped up after a watering as well. You can see them nestled amongst the tough and sparsely flowering leadwort blue plumbago:

One of the plants that has done really well all summer regardless of the harsh, dry conditions has been the Datura. Here it is blooming last night. Too bad I don't have smell-o-vision for these as they completely filled the garden with their thick, heady scent:


Well, that's it folks. Now excuse me while i hunt down some more chicken bones for another rain dance....