And here is what I bought.
I’m crazy to plant anything in this heat. We’re at 100° now with a projected high of 102° tomorrow. My excuse is this coupon for $2.00 off each perennial.
The new coleus will coordinate with some others already planted around Mary. The ones to the right of her grew so well that the vignette is off balance. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, things will look more simpatico.
I got another variegated tapioca, Manihot esculenta ”Variegata’ just because I like the one I planted in the garden, and I wanted to see it daily on my deck.
Don’t you think coral bells are charming? I bought three Heuchera ‘Mahogany’ earlier in the season for the front garden. I can’t write enough good things about their heat resistance. We’ll see how they perform after freezing this winter. Will they rot?
The foliage of the perennial sunflower, Helianthus ‘Table Mountain’ (also called a willow leaf sunflower) attracted me. However, the foliage in the photos on the web looks different. I hope the tag wasn’t switched. We shall see.
Agastache Summer Sky® was purchased simply ’cause it’s so pretty.
I bought Lamb’s Ears, Stachys ‘Helene von Stein’ for Bear because she likes her plants soft and silvery. This variety has really large leaves.
I hope the pink tropical Hibiscus will bring out the pink in the stems of the tapioca.
By now you’ve probably noticed some of these are not perennials. What can I say? I’m a sucker for almost any plant that thrives in this heat.
Bring it on, Mr. Sun. Bring it on.