Every year as summer approaches, must of my annuals died of heat stroke. Over the years I found that the best summer substitute for full sun areas are the moss rose and the purslane. These colorful plants are also great ground cover; they bloom all summer long and don’t mind our harsh summer weather.
I love Elephant Ears plants and the Black Magic Elephant Ears are my favorite. I been looking for this plant for a while and last week I found one in my local Home Depot store.
This Orange Geiger tree was a gift from my local government (their efforts to promote native trees). I like the combination of the olive leaves and the orange flowers, it is one the most attractive flowering tree in my collection. The Geiger tree has two negatives; first it drops all the leaves in the fall creating a mess, and second the white golf ball size fruits drop during the summer. The ripen fruits do not have a pleasant odor.
Tomato Hornworms attacked my Angel’s Trumpet plant. Last week this plant was full of flowers (see my last post) Sunday I discovered this terrorist eating away at my plant. I did not know that Hornworms found Angels Trumpets appetizing.