Having one of our northern California summer heat waves this week. When I left work yesterday at 6:15pm, my car thermo showed 113F on the white concrete sidewalk in front of my parking spot. Oy. However, because I hand water every morning that it's going to be over 90F, the garden looked pretty good when I got home. Only the backyard hydrangea, which is in too sunny a spot (my whole damn yard is too sunny) was a bit droopy but was fine this morning.
The front garden gets blasted by hot wind and sun in summer so most of the stuff out there is very heat tolerant. A few things that aren't have adapted - a Kassandra coral bells and a hydrangea are doing well there.
Planted a little miniature rose from the mark down rack out there last week and it looks happy enough, as does the vinca. Not much new and interesting, really.
Went to OSH last Sunday, one of the local hardware stores, solely to use my $5 reward on one plant. (famous last words)
Noticed that they had the half price racks up, which they do a few times a year when they weed out the stuff that isn't doing well, getting too leggy, etc.
Wandered over and started looking around and, long story short, came home with about $90 worth of plants for $25. Win-win!
Vinca, zinnias, 3 guara, a mini rose, coreopsis, and a few more I can't remember at the moment cause I'm at work. Potted and planted a bunch but still have a lot to go, hopefully this weekend. So fun to have new things to look at each morning when I wander around watering and deadheading. What have you planted lately?