Friday, July 8, 2011


Cape Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) and Old Fashioned Petunia (Petunia hybrida)

 When the weather hits 106 in Texas as it is supposed to today, everyone runs for cover indoors.  Me, I'll be out in the heat watering.  If I get too hot, I can always run over to my potted Cape Plumbago.  Looking at the icy blue blooms is like taking a drink of cool, cool water.  It most definitely won't take the place of H20, but it'll do, until I can get some.  An old fashioned climbing petunia grows in a pot beside the Plumbago.  It's fiery hot purple blooms just make the cool blue look even cooler.

1 comment:

Tim said...

What a great combination that is! I understand exactly what you mean about the heat, though Atlanta's cool by Texan standards! Enjoy the cool flower colors!