It has been near 100 for over 3 weeks at our house in North Georgia. Many of my container gardens have succumbed to the heat. I could have watered twice daily and they still would not have made it.
My herb garden and perennials seem to have flourished in the heat, and are blooming this week.
This butterfly house was a gift from a friend and sits in my perennial garden surrounded by rudbekia.
Also known as purple coneflower.
Calendula, or pot marigold is a great skin care herb. You can infuse in olive oil to create many healing herbal salves.
St. John’s Wort. Known for it’s use for depression, this herb is another great skin healing herb.
Lavender. Another gift from a friend. He purchased 3 from QVC, gave me one, another friend one, and kept one himself. Mine is the only one that lived. I have given it tender loving care. I’m not sure of the variety, but it is the best smelling lavender I have had. Not medicinal at all.
Zinnias are a good choice for hot weather flowers and these have done great.
These zinnias in an old galvanized bucket have had a hard time, but have self seeded, and will give me some great new blooms.
What’s growing in your garden?
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