My yard and flower garden appreciate the lower temperatures. The lantana are all starting to bloom again after not flowering for six weeks. The ruellia plants are full of flowers again after weeks of producing an anemic bloom or two per week. My palms are looking fresher, the yellow bell bushes are blossoming profusely, and my purple fountain grasses are growing purple seed heads again. Hopefully the grass stalks on the plants will turn green again.
|purple seed heads on fountain grass|
The one petunia in the garden I kept alive by watering generously is now flowering again as well as the roses which haven't bloomed much this August.
It is like everything woke up from summer hibernation and realized it is not going to be blazing hot anymore. I'm sure the amount and angle of the sunlight played a part. We understand here in the desert southwest that it is not going to really cool off until October. By then it won't go above 100 F (38 C) anymore. By mid-November we are home free. The hot weather will be gone until next May.