It's Autumn at the Garden Center, but it's still Summer in the garden.
New chrysalis still appearing on the Agave augustifolia.
A lone caterpillar was making do with stem because for the fourth time since I planted them, caterpillars have stripped the Asclepias plants of their foliage.
It's a late summer bloom festival for Yucca, unaffected by the heat. Bee visitors are few. The bees are apparently mobbing my neighbor's water fountain, the closest constant water source to their hive, which is in a drain pipe by the road.
Yesterday morning I got up at five and was outside at six to spend a few minutes in the garden before the fiery appearance of the sun. I deadheaded a couple of roses for the sheer comfort of deadheading a couple of roses on a quiet morning just after dawn. The flowers were brown and crisp, like deep-fried onions.
Some garden center shots. We did not stay long--the heat drained away all my strength. I liked this Miscanthus with the curly tips:
But a pink Anigozanthos seems odd--a bit too sweet. Pink is for roses and bubble gum.
Excepting that pink, autumnal colors and themes have arrived at the garden center. It will be a couple months yet before they arrive in the garden, unless you count the color of scorch, which has been spreading everywhere due to the heat. Not scorched:
An ornamental Millet. I wonder if it reseeds like crazy. Millet is an edible grain--I've tried it, so I should say, a sort of edible grain. Not a lot of flavor. Tiny round spheres, like large poppy seed, only yellow. Yeah, I bet it reseeds like crazy.
How about a Darth Maul squash?
Hummingbird bait, this Eythrina bloom:
Plant-nut bait, a Leucadendron flower.
The heat is supposed to break soon. I may break first.