Whenever I go outside to move the water hose from tree to tree, I feel like I should apologize to all the plants for the heat. It’s unbelievable that they can live in 100 plus temperatures that continues for days.
In spite of the heat that takes one’s breath away, some plants continue to bloom.
Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Deep Red’) Bloodflower, Swallow-wort, Butterfly Weed, or Scarlet Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Deep Red’ is a survivor.Butterflies love it. Monarchs must have milkweed to survive, so this is a pretty one to have in your yard.
To get the orientation of this picture, Ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii Torr.) or Baldwin’s ironweed or Western Ironweed, is growing in the pot to the right, but has twisted up to the left. It’s also called Tall Ironweed. Now I know why. This fall I plan to plant this in the ground somewhere, keeping in mind that it is aggressive.
Hope you find some beauty in this heat – maybe looking out of a window to a favorite view.
“Skinny people are easier to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake.” unknown