Whoa! Old Man Summer has ramped it up a notch or two in the last couple of weeks. We've had very steamy sticky days where the mercury has climbed up to the mid-30 deg C mark (around 91-92 deg F). It feels like you could wring the air around you like a damp rag and watch the waterdrops fall. We've had some magnificent tropical thunderstorms in the evenings ... complete with resplendent lightning shows and crackling thunder. The rain buckets down every few days, about 6 inches (154 mm) since the beginning of the month.
There's actually not all that many flowers to be see out in the garden right now. The plants seem to have taken a break from blooming, as if it's all just too hard. Thank heavens for the colour produced by these hardy heat-tolerant, sun-tolerant and humidity-tolerant few.
Torenia 'Violet Magic',
purple Lagerstroemia indica,
pink Lagerstroemia indica,
Galphimia glauca and Ruellia tweediana,
I'm joining Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers