Mexican Petunias (Ruellia tweediana 'Colobe Pink') love the heat and keep producing morning blooms.
The extra sunshine that became available due to a fallen tree has made the West Texas Mist Flower (Conoclinium greggii) happy. More sunshine does not equal full sunshine, so its still a little scraggly, but has produced some blossoms.
Once we reach the point where the summer heat drives the gardener inside, the Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) starts really putting on a show.
Water is never a problem when you are rooted in the bottom of the pond. As blossoms fade lower down the stalk, the upper blooms continue the show on the Aztec Arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis).
While not as showy as water lilies, the Water Poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides) is still able to produce sporadic blooms under part shade conditions.
The blossoms of the Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) are becoming scarce, but this one stalk is hanging in there.
Whereas Liriope spicata has suddenly come alive with blooms, covering the entire plant in light purple blooms.
The Rose Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek') produces cluster of small white blossoms at the end of its arching stems.
The Aloe 'Doran Black' is once again sending up a bloom stalk (last bloom was a little over two months ago). The small green and red flowers never seem to fully open, but are still quite attractive.
New Plants in the Garden
Of my experimental Zinnias planted in my only sunny spot, the Zinnia 'Zahara Orange' is the lone one to have flourished.
The Blue Anise Sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'), a pass-along from Pam at Digging (thanks!), has started creating the blue flowers for which it is known.
If the heat is driving you indoors, I hope you can see your blooms from the window.
Planted in Pots:
Night blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum): After getting the leaves to root, I placed four of these (all pass-alongs from Robin at Getting Grounded - thanks again!) into a single pot as I've read they do best when root-bound.
Dyckia 'Arizona': First spotted a hybrid on Succulent Bromeliads and others and loved the dark leaves and white teeth - I'm going to keep an eye out for this one.