It’s coming. We all know it’s coming. That blazing inferno that we call “summer” will descend any day now. So far, June has been mild and a joy. The yard is full of flowers.
Rock Rose (Patonia lasipotela) is one of my favorite Texas native flowering bushes. For some reason, I cannot get a really good picture of the whole bush. The sun, whether early or late, bleaches out color and detail.
Covered with dainty hibiscus-like flowers , it grows in full sun and stands up well to the harsh light. What a great perennial.
This David Austin rose has his trademark rose center. Although it continues to produce gorgeous flowers, the foliage looks pitiful. It’s practically a barren bush with pretty roses. Not sure what’s wrong.
Blue Mist Flower covered a large section of this flower bed. But the native Bermuda grass was choking it out. So last fall, we dug up the plants and as many grass roots as we could get. We covered the whole area with a heavy coat of mulch.
Then we transplanted the Blue Mist into metal planters.
Hope you are enjoying these mild days of June.
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