The heat and water rationing has been taking its toll on our lawn and flower garden. Sadly we have lost several beautiful plants and containers filled with lovelies too. But, the hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) seem happy with the heat and the bright sunshine as they stand tall in all their beauty.
Each bloom reminds me of little tissue flowers. So delicate and transparent yet they withstand the heat and stand tall against the hot dessert mountain breezes.
The deep pink hollyhocks are quickly becoming my favorite with their pretty fucia color it stands out against the backdrop of its paler cousin.
Some of the containers under the shade of the patio are hanging in there too. The petunias don’t seem to mind the heat and continue to share their fragrant blossoms every time I open the door to let Izzy out.
My sweet hubby just sneaked off with the camera and took a photo of a bowl of fresh beans from our vegetable garden. He asked me how to prepare them for freezing. A brief tutorial and he vanished. I soon found him blanching beans in the kitchen ready to go in the freezer. He had enough to fill five bags full. We should have several more bowls full soon.
Is the weather where you are helping or hurting your plants?
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