This is my shadiest hosta and still blooming!! notice the scorched ferns behind? Well, it has actually been quite the chore to keep even native plants alive right now with all this heat. Temperatures are supposed to be near 100F for the next three days here in my neck of the woods.
It has an incredible chartreuse and white coloration...
These blue hydrangeas are turning hard and crispy right now.... This only strengthens my cause that we ought to stick with a more mediterranean feel in the garden. The yucca nearby doesn't mind at all.
One of my aloes sent out another bloom! This is the year that aloes just keep on giving. Now I just have to keep the darn squirrels away.
Apparently the scheffster doesn't like all this heat either. Its blooms have been all flopsy. This, however is an improvement to last week. They seemed to have perked up ever so slightly.
ALOHA!!!!! Aloha lily that is, or Eucomis 'Leia.' I'm so happy that this little thing is doing so well. I was given it as a gift on my birthday last summer and absolutely love it! Thanks Jen and Elijah!
It's not in full bloom yet, but right now they look like baby pineapples!
Crocosmia are doing well here in this super shady spot. The musa basjoo doesn't seem to mind much either. It is much smaller than it would otherwise be if it got some sunshine, but I think it has a lush tropical feel.
Hydrangeas in the front garden are doing much better. This spot gets only morning and early afternoon sun so it misses that intense mid afternoon summer heat. Yes, I love that I am talking about intense heat in the PNW.
I love this one! I have no idea which hydrangea it is, but its beautiful.
And the hanging baskets are in their full summer glory. I think this is where the most investment to flowers goes. Each year, selecting the perfect hanging basket has become somewhat of a tradition.