Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Heat Lovers

It takes tremendously hardy plants to endure the 109ºF temperatures we're having right now. Several of the plants shown here flower all summer long. They love the heat, and they add much needed color in my landscape during the dog days of summer. While most other plants go into dormancy, these reliable bloomers just keep on blooming despite the scorching heat.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima ~ Red Bird of Paradise


Mammillaria decipiens ssp. camptotricha ~ Bird's Nest Cactus

Justicia californica ~ Chuparosa
Nerium oleander 'Petite Pink' ~ Dwarf OleanderLantana camara 'New Gold' ~ Lantana


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21 comments:

Suzy said...

Love the red bird of paradise!!I have no idea about the origin of the Gazania...I bought them in a tray at a road side stand.

Suzanne said...

I think that Bird of Paradise has to be my favorite this week! Isn't it spectacular?!? 109 degrees -- my condolences! Whew. That's hot. You must look forward to Fall, like I look forward to Summer!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Love seeing all of the dry terrian plants!!! So many that I have never seen here in Florida!! My Oleander looks a bit like yours. I think mine need fertilizer though.... any suggestions??
Yours are all so healthy!!
Thanks for sharing!!

nikkipolani said...

My goodness, Aiyana, 109! It's amazing that there are plants that thrive at those temps. Beautiful shots - that first one of the red bird of paradise is a fiery beauty.

Tabatha said...

wow 109! i would just drop dead i think. i'm struggling today with our 90s. that bird of paradise is GORGEOUS!
I am a member of GTS, and have been for about a month or more, but have never been able to find my site on the blogroll either............have been wondering about that.
Thanks for the comment!

hautemommy said...

WOW, those red flowers are amazingly pretty!!! But stay cool in that heat! :) xo!

Jean said...

The bird of paradise is amazing! That will certainly brighten the landscape! Love the bird nest cactus. 109 temp, no thank you! Thanks for being so faithful to Bloomin' Tuesday. Jean

Heidi Ann said...

Hello Aiyanna, Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment! I know, those hydrangeas wouldn't be able to survive with all the heat! Even here in So. Cal we need to make sure they are in just the right place! I wanted to say though, even without hydrangeas, those bright & beautiful heat-loving plants, of yours would make any yard so attractive! I will be back to your wonderful blog!...Heidi:)

Laurie & Chris said...

I would never make it in that weather!! I can't believe the colors of the plants in that heat!!!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I always look forward to your Bloomin' Tuesday. So many interesting plants that I have never seen before. Our tempertures are hot here, I wonder if I could grow that Bird of Paradise here? We have a lot of humidity and everthing seems to grow here. Some plants I just break off a stem and put them in the ground and before I know it I have a new plant. I love seeing all the different cactus bloomin'. Hugs, RoseMarie

Garden Wise Guy said...

Sure, it's a dry heat, but it's still freakin hot! As for the mushrooms and container plants at my Garden Wise Guy blog: yes, I could take them home if I wanted to grant them a swift death. But I'm terrible with house plants unless they're in my face all the time. So having them all congregate at work ensures their survival. I had a prof once who, when asked about the house plants his wife brought home said, "I put a roof over their heads; after that, they're on their own."

beckie said...

Aiyana, I had no idea you could have such beautiful blooming plants in that kind of heat. The bird of paridise is wonderful and of course I love the little cactus. I know you are used to heat, but oh my! Too hot for me!

Julie said...

Thank God for these heat tolerant beauties! It truely is amazing they can take it...those are serious temps you have out there already! We are running about 88-90 mid day here, with humidity of 90%.

Claude said...

109? I was griping because we hit 102... love the cactus, and of course the bird of paradise is amazing...

Hillside Garden said...

You have very tolerant plants in the garden.
We wait for rain since many weeks.

Sigrun

Tracy said...

The BOP is a really neat looking flower. 109.....wow, that's uncomfortably hot.....lol.

verobirdie said...

Your blog provides always so beautiful surprises. This flower seems to be on fire!
Why it the daylilly called By Myself? I don't know, really...

lisa said...

Just found your blog on a friend's advice..love it! I'm just getting into treating cacti properly (I'm a recovering over-waterer), and I'd like to link you on my blog if you don't mind. :)

Julie said...

Aiyana-
Would you mind doing 2-3 posts per day? LOL. (Just kidding) I have come back to your blog 3 times in less than 24 hours to the same post...isn't that amazing. I like looking at your stuff, I guess!!! LOL. These bright beauties are still gorgeous after 3 viewings!!!

No Rain said...

Thanks for all the comments. 109 sounds cool--today is was 115, with a forecast for over 110 for the rest of the week. Then, a cooling trend--down to 106 to 108. Yipee!
Julie,
Come back as often as you like. I can barely manage one post a day, and lately, every other day. The heat is getting to me!

Dee said...

I really enjoy your blog- your pictures are just wonderful and I always learn so much!
Those "Red Bird of Paradise" are really amazing! They are all over in Tucson, and really brighten up the landscaping during such a hot dry time.
I haven't put any in my yard yet, but I think I am going to find a spot for a couple - it will make a good excuse to head to the nursery this weekend! :)