Taking the HeatPosted: August 9, 2016
Summer days have become extremely hot. Here on the Gulf Coast a heat index of 108 degrees calls for a heat advisory and this week we reached it. Humans are told to stay out of the heat and take it easy. Most of the plants are pretty much doing the same, taking it easy that is. But, a few flowers can take the heat such as the pair of Zinnias above.
The Tropical Hibiscus scoffs at the high temperatures and has just started blooming.
The Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea) and Hummingbird Bush (Hamelia patens) do not have spectacular flowers, but Hummingbirds sure love them and are not using the feeder.
For some reason, the Gardenia has started to bloom again. Their sweet scent is always appreciated.