Sunday, May 18, 2008

Too Darn Hot

The fourth day of over 100 degrees. And without our normal Delta Breeze cooling at night. They promise that it will cool down next week. I caught several of my potted plants looking dead and shriveled by the time I got around to watering yesterday. Happily, they all pulled back to some semblance of life. I fertilized, sprayed and thought about pruning but I.m done for the day. My roses are already past their prime. Next week I will be pruning off dead flowers to prepare for the next wave.

First up today is 'Midnight Blue'. Earlier in the week when it was cooler the flowers were very deep purple. No more.

Below is 'Mermaid' starting around the top of my courtyard.


Julie said...

Oh gosh...that heat is so oppressive! I don't know how you can even go outside! It was in the high 90's few days last week here, and very muggy...we thought we were was miserable! Enjoy your cooler days next week!

Julie said...

I love the Mermaid! Beautiful hanging around the top like that!

Ralph said...

Now we have the heat on. I'm not complaining though.

Mermaid is quite the climber. I have hope of training this one plant all around my courtyard. It's also bursting out of the bell tower in the front. I may get it to trail along the eves as well.