Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday Flower Flaunt ... On This Mid-Summer Friday
It's simply lovely wandering out onto the courtyard in the mornings, cuppa in hand, and heading to the pond to see another Water Lily slowly opening up to greet the sun.
After a short walk around the garden in the morning that's about it for time spent outdoors at the moment. As our summertime rolls on and the relentless oppressive heat continues, I'm spending the last few days of the summer school holidays inside in the air-conditioning.
Thanks goodness there are some plants that carry on blooming without much care and attention from me during these scorching mid-summer days.
Some Petunias still struggle on.
Plumeria blooms quite happily in the fierce sunshine.
Mussaenda philippica 'Calcutta Sunset' and Zinnia 'Summer Sensations' add a touch of orange to the garden.
So does Costus productus and
Ixora 'Twilight Glow'.
I love the cooling white of the Mandevilla 'White Fantasy' and
Tabernaemontana corymbosa 'Sweet Love'.
The trusty Pelargonium is still blooming,
as is the reliable Salvia farinacea 'Strata'.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers