Don Juan climber
Oranges and LemonsIn their place are daylily blooms,
Pandora's Boxvarious coneflowers,
Pow Wow Wildberryand the bee balms.
Monarda Cambridge Scarlet
Monarda Grand ParadeNow the butterfly bushes don't mind the heat and drought. Although I must admit that the bicolor blossoms always droop in the mid day sun, but they perk up later.
Bi Color Buddliea
Unknown BuddlieaI've got a few other flower friends who don't mind the heat. The various hyssops don't even blink. This first one, I started from seed last year. A real triumph for me.
Anise hyssopAnd this Gay Butterflies milkweed I started from seed last year actually has a few flowers on it! I'm always excited when I have good results from seed.
Now this one is a new one on me. So far, so good. The blooms seem to last a long time, and they are unfazed by the heat and dry weather. It's called Lysmachia Beaujolais.
SwallowtailI guess I'd better go drag the hose around the yard like I do every day. I love summer, but some rain would sure be nice!