|Pink Skullcap, Scuttellaria suffrutescens, considered one of the most heat
& drought tolerant natives for Texas gardens. That's how bad it is.
The white plumbago has probably been the best performer in the back garden throughout July and this first half of August. It's had no supplemental water that entire time.
Fireworks gomphrena has absolutely blown me away with its ability to survive without moisture in 100+ degree temperatures. Once or twice it's gotten a bit droopy in the afternoon but by the next morning, it returns to its usual perky self. That's ONE plant.
This is one of a few Serenity mix hybrid verbenas that has managed to keep going.
And this is, of all things, a rain lily. We did get a brief intense storm on Wednesday evening and this brave little plant responded as nature intended!
While we're stuck inside, the HG and I are doing a lot of thinking about what kind of changes we'll make to the gardens when cooler weather is here and we've seen the extent of the summer damage. The only thing we're sure of is that we've got to simplify ... and we are unanimous in that!