Tuesday 20 May 2014

Summer Splash in my garden

We are at the end of may when the summer heat is at it's zenith ..the Days are long with hot winds (Loo in local language) which blows at the afternoon time having drying effect on the vegetation leading to browning and sometimes dying too..
 But still there are some Heat and Drought tolerant annuals and perennials that grows in the summer and brings Summer Splash of Colors to the Garden...

S is for Summer for Abc wednesday
Dahlberg Daisy are native to south Texas and northern mexico..thats why they love hot,dry conditions and don't much enjoy extended high humidity or overly wet soils..
Dahlberg Daisies

I planted it in the spring since then only it has profusely bloomed forming a shrub appearance ...                                                                                                                                               

Portulacas add a color to the dry garden in Summer they come in so many colors adding a splash to the Sunny Summer days ....                                                                                                                 

The above are the double flowering variety ....I have also planted the single flowering which are in there growing stage ....the best part of portulacas are that they are perennials and pop up each year as soon as    temperature increases and the summer is in....                                                                                  

Ageratums are warm weather plants ...that do well even if watered thrice a week ....These are the first time                                                                                                                                           

bloomers in my garden ..they came as a surprise since I planted them in late winter since then they got stagnated and didn't showed any signs of growing ..I thought they won't survive  but as the weather turned warm the leaves were send and in between there was these clumps of flossy flowers on the long stalk .                                                                                                                             

Zinnias are the most lovable flowers in the Summer  due to there eye catchy blooms ..they are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  drought tolerant ...they enjoy sunny areas and add a color splash to the dry garden of summer

 Ruellias are the most adverse drought tolerants in the summer ....I have the pink variety of this plant ...

It grows in adverse conditions of  severe drought and being perennial forms a shruby appearance 

It's not watered for the most part of the year still gives petunia alike blooms in the summer till the monsoon ...may be that's why they are  also popular as Desert petunia...

Vincas are the summer gardens favorite due to color it adds in the summer garden ...They like 
to send  flowers only in warmer climates while gives profusion blooms in Monsoon season..

Gaillardias are the all year plants in my garden they blooms almost whole of the year .....In                       

summers also they strive the heat well giving there continuous blooms...and they are good drought tolerant too..                                                                                                                                                 

Amarnathus Plant is actually an edible although not consumed in our part of region.. these are the ornamental Amaranthus that gives red Foliage and Flower stalks..                                                

Finally the Most awaited Summer Annual is Sunflower which has just started off  blooming ..

 Where there are Annuals there are also Summer blooming Vines that add a splash to the summer 

Rangoon Creeper also popular as Madhumalti (in Hindi)

And The Bougainvillea which tends to bloom most of the part of the year...                                        

Although Summer makes it impossible to enjoy the Gardening pleasure  but still there is a reason to step out in Garden to please your eyes with a splash of Summer Flowers

Shared with Abc wednesday,Today's Flowers,Wordless wednesday,Mosaic Monday,Floral friday,Outdoor Wednesday,Ruby tuesday , Garden Blogger's bloom's Day,Floral love,saturday show off and I heart macro


  1. When it's hot and dry, there is nothing like the refreshing splashes of color.
    Love your variety.

  2. Summer IS coming SOONER or later!

    1. Yeah and it brings hot sweaty days .....Thanks for dropping by ROG...

  3. I'm looking forward to our summer flowers, too. We even have some rosebuds already!

    abcw team

    1. I'll wait for your Pics...Thanks for dropping by Leslie...

  4. Lovely Summer Splash in your garden :)

  5. Such beautiful colorful photos

  6. I just love your summer flower! They`re so colourful! Especially the daisies and the Amarnathus Plant (which I didn`t know it is edible)

    1. Thanks for visiting Cristina ...Amaranthus leaves are edible .....

  7. Your flowers are gorgeous !

  8. Wow! beautiful !! You have such a colourful garden :)

  9. So bright and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    1. Thanks for visiting Laura...I'll make it a point to share again with I Heart Macro...

  10. Sir, its a lovely divine garden. I especially loved your Dahlberg daisies. Its not very common down vindhyas. Can you please let me know from where you got that plant? Any chance to get it online?


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