August 15 GBBD is here and the summer weather doesn’t let up. Every day it's hot and humid and most days it rains as well (so, what else is new in Florida during August?). The garden is looking a little tired from the summer heat and both the plants and the gardener can’t wait for the cooler autumn months.
My purple allamanda bloomed for the first time this month and I am expecting many more flowers in the next couple of weeks.
The rain lilies burst forth with blooms this week, as well they should since it has been raining every day for the last two weeks.
The buttercup bush greets me every morning full of flowers as I do my morning walk around the garden before going to work.
The white wild orchids are putting on a show this month.
The red canna lilies are doing well this year. This plant has grown over seven feet tall!
The moss rose is my favorite summer annual.
Purslane, like the moss rose, is a great summer annual and perfect for hanging baskets.