Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hot...that's ok!

The date is wrong on the thermometer, should be 7/11 & 7/12
And yes this is in the shade, but within the south-side of the house micro climate.

O. clavata

Purple horse mint

A plant I love, "mojave sage" salvia pachyphylla
This should be the plant to replace "russian sage" with.  Rabbits hate it and hummingbirds love it!

prairie zinnia

And more pics of the Y. elata in bloom.


  1. Hi, new to your blog from SA. That initial pic makes me want to go walking! But the post makes me want to wait until Autumn! LOL! Is is a dry heat at least? LT

  2. Fully agreed on your heat, and on Salvia pachyphylla replacing habitual, boring, invasive russian sage! And to use more soaptrees, club chollas, etc.

  3. Dry heat and it is always brief. The nights always cool down and most days are only in the low to mid 90's in sumnmer.
    Those temps are the extreme I see here, I think the offical temps was like 103? but it can heat up good out in the lavas.

    PS. David the Echinocactus polycephalus you might see in my garden and at Plantasia Cactus Gardens are covered during the winters, but I think he may have left his uncovered some years.