After visiting one of my blog friends today,
Noelle's post got me thinking about what was blooming in my garden right now?
Noelle lives in a climate similar to mine when you compare summer temperatures, but the desert where she lives receives more rain in the summer, or what is known as the
So, what's "blooming" in my garden right now? Well, not that much really, it's all I can do to just keep what's still green from turning brown and crunchy from the high and dry heat.
I'm not sure this thing is really working, but you get the idea.
Here's something in my garden that loves the dry desert soil and heat,
the Mexican Fan Palm.
This thing grows like a weed here and eventually gets so tall you will probably have to hire someone to trim the palm fronds.
Humm, even the fake grass looks a little brown in this photo. LOL
I guess that makes it appear more "real."
Not exactly a desert tortoise, but this guy hangs around to remind me of how much I love the ocean.
The only kind of umbrella we need here is a big one to provide some relief from the suns rays.
This Lantana does well in our desert soil, and just about the only "color" I have right now.
I think in a few more weeks as the morning and evening temperatures cool off I will plan on adding some container color, but for now it's all about keeping what I do have from burning in the sun.
This post goes out to all of my blogging friends who have posted about the cold and rainy weather they are experiencing right now. (I would love some of your cooler and rainy).
Here's sending a little of our Eternal Sunshine your way!