Summer Bloomers


The summer heat is on and we are looking at 102f degrees (actual temperature) for the next few days.  Thankfully, some of my faithful flowers can take the heat.

The Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) greets me from my kitchen window each morning.  Yes, we do like to name as many things “Texas” as we can.  I recently found out that George Washington also grew this plant. He probably didn’t call it Texas Star.

The Black Eyed Susan is a reseeding annual and can pop up anywhere in the garden.  I never mind volunteers and just transplant them back in their beds.

The seeds for this Cleome are from my father, who always called them Spider Plants.

Many bloggers have shown photos of Purple Cone Flowers.  I just have one hanging on, as the deer and rabbits ate most of the flowers.

Butterfly Weed is ready and waiting for the Monarch Butterflies.

I was in total awe when I first saw a Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana), I had never seen a plant like it.  Now, it happily fills my garden from a cutting given to me by my mother-in-law.




17 Comments on “Summer Bloomers”

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    These can take the heat. I am so grateful for any blooms this time of year.

  2. Christina says:

    Love the colour of the Texas star.

  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    A lovely lot of summery blooms. The hibiscus is interesting: quite different from any hibiscus I’m familiar with.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful photos.

  5. Chloris says:

    Lovely bright summer blooms.

  6. Some of my favorites as well. And wonderful to have passalongs from your father and mother in law. I have the Red Shrimp Plant from my neighbor and was admiring it this morning – growing in sugar sand,drought and blooming it’s heart out.

  7. tonytomeo says:

    Shrimp plant is one of those plants that my colleague and I used to joke about. We never saw it looking good. I do not know why. The lack of humidity might have been a problem for them. They were popular back in the 1980s. I do not see them anymore.

  8. Sheryl says:

    The flowers are beautiful. It sure sounds hot there. Stay cool!

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