August – It is Tropical

Its been hot and humid the last few days and feeling pretty tropical. My garden is beginning to look like a jungle since I haven’t bothered weeding or deadheading or much else lately. So although I may have retreated indoors to the AC for a bit, my plants don’t seem to mind the juicy air. In fact, some of them are pretty darn happy.

Elephant ears
Bigger elephant ears
Portulaca – hot colors
More portulaca
Hibiscus – burgundy in the foreground, white with burgundy center behind it
Rose of Sharon – not really tropical but it looks that way
Brugmansia ‘Jean Pasco’, two flavors of Agapanthus, with some coleus and cypress seedlings

The dahlias are doing fine. I still have daylilies, shasta daisies, heliopsis, and phlox blooming too. I have plenty of color, now I just need a little pleasant weather so I can get out and enjoy the garden.

7 thoughts on “August – It is Tropical

  1. I relocated a double white brugmansia this year, and it had not done so well. First, it was attacked by spider mites. Then, it wanted more water than it was getting. It would be perfect for the spot, but may not be there for long. Spider mites regularly fall from the redwoods, and the redwoods suck moisture from the soil.

  2. Pretty portulaca. I haven’t been able to find that kind (flat leaves) in many, many years. The flowers are a bit different from the pointed fat leaved ones.

  3. Hello I enjoy your garden posts. Your yard always looks so nice. Lisa’s Mom

    On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 12:54 PM Gramma Penny’s Garden wrote:

    > grammapenny posted: ” Its been hot and humid the last few days and feeling > pretty tropical. My garden is beginning to look like a jungle since I > haven’t bothered weeding or deadheading or much else lately. So although I > may have retreated indoors to the AC for a bit, my pla” >

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