I have quite a few crispy critters out there, even though I water just about every day. But I'm not going to show you them.
My front garden has a mostly golden orange and hot pink color scheme, but to balance all that hot color, I do have some blue and purple flowers and foliage to cool things down a bit.
|Eryngium 'Blue Glitter' -- tiny flowers and big leaves|
|Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit' -- tiny plant, only about 8 inches high, easily overlooked at the feet of a huge Kniphofia|
|Eryngium 'Jade Frost' -- ice blue flowers against purple smoke bush foliage|
|Lighter purple lavender further down in the same bed|
|Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium) and tall Inula (possibly I. magnifica)|
|Catananche caerulea (Cupid's Dart)|
|Cupid's Dart and the bright orange flowers of Asclepias tuberosa (Milkweed)|
|Purple foliage of Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple' with Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy Red' in front and Tetrapanax 'Steroidal Giant' behind|
|Purple Devil's Trumpet announcing only four more days of hellish heat|
They say we should get a cool-down on Friday. I hope so. It may be too late for some of my new plants, but it's not too late for my sanity.