Friday, August 26, 2011

Endless Summer

I've never been so ready to wrap up the summer season. This one has been incredibly hot and dry, leaving the area under water restrictions, buckling streets and sidewalks, and dying vegetation. According the the ten day forecast there's no end in sight, yet. Fortunately some trees and plants seem to fare better under extreme conditions. In fact, my hosta has bloomed for the second time this year. That's never happened before. Her leaves are beginning to yellow and curl as they should in late August, and evidence of blooms from two months earlier still stand tall behind the recent purple cascade.


Lantana keeps on looking beautiful regardless the heat and drought.


It was a bold move to plant maple saplings in July but at 75% off I couldn't pass up the opportunity. After two months of TLC, I think they very well may survive.