July 23, 2012
One Day. One Garden. Four Seasons.
Have you noticed some season shifting shenanigans in your summer garden? Not that I'm complaining.
This summer has been a dream compared to last. We're at nine days of 100+ degree temps compared to thirty-nine during the same period last year. You might recall we had ninety 100+ degree days in 2011. Shudder.
In even stranger news, daylily and purple oxalis are also blooming. Purple oxalis in my garden is usually lush and pretty during the late winter and early spring. The daylily is planted in the hottest part of my garden and I rarely see a bloom after May. So many plants in confusion...
I've lived in Austin way too long to be fooled. There is still plenty of summer ahead for sure.
61 days soon to be exact.
How about you? Are you seeing any unusual bloom timing in your own garden?