JB, Vic or anyone, which jasmine(s) and gardenia(s) would you recommend for most continuous bloom during July and later? If you could only have one of each, which one would it be?
Susan, good on the Cestrum noctiflorum, especially since it's something to look forward to. This heat has singed and pfffftd so many plants - Vic, I'm glad I'm not the only one not pouring concrete today
Eventually, maybe we'll give certain plants their own threads so we can index them with a sticky.
Dave, when you post about crepe myrtles, howdja like to start a new thread for them? This far north, we might be growing some a little different from yours - there was a line of crepe myrtles bred for being extra hardy for northerners, with individual cultivars named after Native American tribes. There's an "orchard" at the National Arboretum nearby where I think the breeder had his test garden, though some of the breeding occurred in New Zealand, also, if my memory is working today. If we get a day with lower temps and no air quality alerts, we'll get some pics for y'all. Walking down those crepe myrtle alleys and clearings is pretty close to heaven in July and August - some towering way above - those make impressive showers of the flowers