Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hummingbirds, Hawks and Heat!!

It's official we have beaten the old record of 50 days over 100 degrees in Oklahoma City.  The heat has been brutal and I have to make sure I change the nectar in the feeders every two to three days.  My little hummingbirds have been so active...an even a red-tailed hawk has been hanging around.  Mr T (our resident turtle) came out of hiding yesterday as our sprinklers came on...I'm sure he loves playing in the sprinklers like my boys did when they were little!!   

July 2010

 While most of my flowers are not flowering at all this heat has allowed  me  to notice the plants that have tolerated this summer heatwave and still bloomed. 
 Next year I am going to be sure and plant
more of these varities!    

Golden lantana



Lady in Red Salvia

Blue Daze


Hyacinth bean vine

(I have mine growing with a morning glory vine)

Shasta Daisies

(Source:  Perfect Places)

Sweet Potatoe Vine

(Source: Callaway Gardens)

 I would definitely say these are winners for hot, dry summers.

  I am looking forward to some cooler weather with fall  just around the corner...

it will be time to clean up the garden and plant  my beds with  pansies,  pumpkins and mums!!

I'm linking with Susan's Outdoor Wednesdays..
go by and visit everyone this week!