The front garden is not under irrigation so I spent some time with hose in hand. The sennas are just starting to grow. One of the toughest plants I grow.
I ahd to remove almost all the blanket flowers. They had been attacked by some sap-sucking bug. But ave no doubt that as the weather cools I will begin to see seedlings develop.
This is a garden with little shade. But the sentinel Yucca rostrata does offer a little respite for some plants from the mid-day sun.
Even so the plumbago is bleached out. I am grateful for that little patch of color.
The only other color in the garden is from the Pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherimma.
There is only a short window in the morning when I can work outside comfortably. Daytime temperatures are starting off at 80° and soon climb above 90° We are in for a full week of temperatures in the triple digits. I set myself a couple of jobs every day but much is left undone. It has taken me a week to getting round to fill up the bird bath. Tomorrow I plan to cut back the roses so that they will bloom again in October.
I have moved many of my cactus and succulents into the shade of the patio, and away from the brutal afternoon sun.