|Mexican Male Fern...thriving in the summer heat|
|Mostly dead Lavender|
Not to despair! The other two are actually starting to turn around! After poking around on the internet, I found out that Lavender actually does quite well in high heat. It's native to the Mediterranean area. Now I know SW Ohio is a far cry from the Mediterranean but I'm still going to give it a shot. After all, Lavender is such a wonderful plant with so many uses. I think I'll leave the dead one in the ground for now....after all it is a perennial and sometimes they surprise you. It might come back next year.
|Lavender making a comeback!|
As my friends and family will tell you I pretty much never by annuals. Planting and replanting year after year seems like a lot of work, not to mention a waste of money. However, I broke my own rule this year and decided to plant some wave petunias out by the mailbox. This area of the yard receives full sun all day. There aren't too many plants around these parts that can stand up to that kind of heat. Well wave Petunias are certainly one of them! They've gone absolutely viral over there. And they don't call them wave for nothing....these things spread like mad!
|Purple wave Petunias|
Of all the plants I have, these are by far doing the best in this scorching heat. I guess some really do like it hot!