Friday, June 01, 2007

Summer begins

Pictured: Native hibiscus, gladiolus, and caladiums.
It's gotten HOT again. I was really enjoying our long, relatively cool spring, but it appears to be over. I think I need to feed everything with one of those seaweed sprays, and put down another layer of mulch.
This spring was unusually rainy- it seemed like we were consistently getting rain once a week. All of the local lakes are full. It'll be interesting to see how summer turns out.


Blogger Annie in Austin said...

That's a spectacular hibiscus flower, R! My white ones are budded, so the show will begin here one of these days.
I bought the red Texas Star, and although the flowers are pretty, it doesn't have very many.

Did you plant the gladiolus or is it a legacy from previous owners?


June 01, 2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger r sorrell said...

Annie, I have a red Texas Star as well, but the buds haven't opened yet.
My husband planted the gladiolus almost three years ago. Right now they're in a ring around the tree, but I might move them eventually... we'll see.

June 04, 2007 7:44 AM  
Blogger trey said...

We have had a mild spring so far. Hearing you talk about the heat makes me nervous. We will eventually have heat to rival your own, but hopefully we will have a few more weeks of high 70's to low 80's.

The hibiscus you show is the only type that will grow here, except hibiscus syriacus (rose of sharon).
Too cold in the winter for tropical hibiscus.

June 11, 2007 8:48 AM  

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