While blooms may be plentiful on my corner of Katy, the temperature soared to 105 degrees again today. (The maximum temperature for June is usually in the low 90s.) Both the plants and my enthusiasm are flagging, so photographic evidence of blooms is limited.
The Hymenocallis began opening this week. Otahal claims he gave me these plants. Since I can't remember, I guess I have to take his word for it. I should ask him if he gave me two different species, though ... look at the variation in the blooms.
Burpee's 2011 selections include a Zinnia they call Queen Red Lime. I wonder how much time, effort and money goes into the process of making it available? Here on my corner of Katy, the pollinators did an excellent job of creating a similar hybrid. The blooms below are all from one plant.
That's all this month, y'all. Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in other bloggers' gardens!
Dee, it really is kind of weird but wonderful. Zinnias ARE rather promiscuous, aren't they? I'm going to consult a couple of people re irrigation and see what they think.
Robin, they're Texas tough, too, although with so little rain and such high temperatures, the blooms aren't lasting as long.
Kathy, I'll have to see if I can get a whiff of the Hymenocallis and see whether they're fragrant.
Linda, that kind of heat is thoroughly demoralizing. I whine a lot!