96 degrees while I was taking several of these photos.
Some of the plants are obviously suffering but these are hanging in there.
We rebuilt and painted the trellis earlier this year so had to cut all the plants back. The allamanda and Don Juan roses are coming back even stronger.
I wrote about the caladiums last month. I was successful rooting four plants but the next attempt was a failure. Here’s the first experiment. They are ready to go into the bed with the rest of the pink caladiums.
These potted caladiums are looking great but the geraniums are a little tired.
White caladiums in a shady spot.
The hydrangeas want a lot of water now and are usually very limp in the afternoon. Took these photos early in the AM.
Plumerias are still lovely.
Terry in South Carolina sent me this photo of a plumeria that she grew from one of my cuttings.
Hamelia or Hummingbird bush. It really does attract hummingbirds plus Zebra Longwing butterflies, the official state of Florida butterfly.
And speaking of hummingbirds, this ruby throat was visiting my sunshine garden.
The summer rains that typically arrive every afternoon haven’t materialized yet this year. Hopefully this week.