Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Heat Lovers

Some flowers love the heat given the right amount of moisture.

My Mexican hat flowers from Melanie at There's No Place Like Home are blooming and producing seed.  I give them a little extra water as this is their first year in the garden.

Yellow Cosmos-Klondyke Mix, "Cosmos sulphureus," (Asteraceae)
I received seeds for these from a business associate in Tennessee.  He has acres of them in his wildflower meadows for butterfly habitats.  Loving the bright color.

Our native annual sunflower.  No extra water.  It is obviously fine on its own.


  1. Seems like this year even my heat lovers have suffered tremendously. Between the heat and no rain, even though I have watered, it's a mess. Glad you have some things doing well.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. My entire garden has to contain heat lovers.
    I live in South Texas, and the heat this summer has been blistering.

    In fact, I just pulled up the remains of my tomato and zinnia gardens.

    Have a good week.
    Your posts are always so inspiring.

    White Spray Paint

  3. Those Cosmic Orange Cosmos are wonderful drought flowers....I had so many at one time it took us two years to pull them. Now I have just a few and I see the seeds setting once again...I need to see how many of the yellow I have, I really like the yellow ones....

  4. I just love that yellow cosmos. Very cute!

  5. So glad the Mexican hats are doing well for you!! I didn't deadhead them last year. .but am noticing this year that they could sure use a haircut!! Hoping to get to that some time! Love those orange cosmos too. .I have a few blooming that have reseeded for several years now. .I love their super bright color!

  6. Heat loving plants are the way to go this time of year. Not much else seems too happy in the garden...

    Love your Patio Oasis. Such a nice place to enjoy a relaxing sound....

    Stay tuned to In the Garden for a great giveaway...

  7. Very nice photos and I agree that you are an inspiration to all of us!

  8. The Mexican Hat is a sure performing in the heat. Great plant/wildflower that is quite beautiful. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I've got more work outside to do for several bamboo transplants.

  9. I'm always surprised at how well sunflowers do in heat and drought. Mine are growing in pure sand. They've never been watered....and they are blooming like crazy. Love em!

  10. Gotta love those heat lovers. It's mighty humid here.

  11. Thank goodness for those sun-loving flowers that will bloom when other things won't... Gorgeous!!!!!


  12. I forgot what zone you are in. I planted some Mexican hats this year, but I am not sure if they will come back from roots or seed. I just hope they come back. I have a couple of those orange cosmos, too. I gave up on sunflowers, except for the one volunteer in the back. The squirrels take the flower heads off just before the seeds are ripe.


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