Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hot Out Back, Hot Out Front

The heat is having various effects at Garden on Sherlock Street.

We have a young robin who seems to think our back patio is the place to hang out when it is hot. 

The containers along the front walk are enjoying the heat.


As long as I give them regular drinks of water, they are happy. 

The wave petunia in particular is happy in the heat.  This is one plant.


  1. Our heat is horrendous also. Don't even want to think about the next couple months, but it does make it hard to enjoy the gardens other than early morning. Your containers are sure looking good though.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Cute photo of the robin! Your plants are looking pretty. Wishing you a nice July 4th!

  3. Hi Sherlock,
    The petunias are looking fantastic, can't believe that is just one plant - amazing!
    I love the picture of the robin. It's only now that our cat's are too old to chase them, that I have now hung bird feeders in one of the Acacias, and we now have birds back in the garden at last!

  4. I think thats where the term "bird-brain" comes from! What a nutty bird.
    The wave petunia is certainly full and beautiful.

  5. I wish I could be as happy in the heat as your wave petunia!

    Happy 4th!

  6. I have trays under the pots on the front porch and always leave some water there. For us, it's toads - they seems to love the porch - and it helps them with the heat. Your birds must appreciate the water.

  7. Happy July 4th ! Send some of your heat up to us. I'm so sick of all the rain and cold we are having.

  8. Your petunia looks great. My containers look surprising good. .and finally the rest of the garden plants seem to be settling in now. .amazing what a drop from 110's to low 100's or even 90's will do for a plant. .and a person! Enjoying the "cooler" temps!


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