Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's surviving the best

I'd been wanting to survey our Wildscape and share which natives are best surviving these blazing temperatures with no rain, only faucet water. I guarantee when we replant next spring (hopefully!), we'll be selecting the species that came through this summer. 

Here are some of my picks from the back yard...

Turk's cap
Mealy sage (all varieties..they're even blooming right now)
Fragrant mistflower (No problem with the heat; this one blooms in the fall)
Texas betony (some are doing better than others)
Rock penstemon
Crossvine (also trumpet and coral honeysuckle vines are doing well)
Shrimp plants
Chile pequin
Wedelia (zexmenia)
American beautyberry (gets very droopy and definitely needs regular watering)
Rock rose (just an occasional drink)


Steph@RamblingWren said...

It is nice to know that some things can survive this terrible heat. I guess it is true " only the tough survive".

CWPickens said...

Well, some of your survivors have not survived in my garden (too much sun!). My newly planted rock penstemon died months ago; have seen no betony or mealy blue sage in a while.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

We'll keeping hoping and praying for rain! It's amazing that ANYTHING is surviving right now, right?

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