The past week or two or three I can wake up in the morning, walk to the front door, and look out at this:
The other 'Dynamite' (on the right of the photo below, not blooming) which looked desperately stressed after June's Big Broil heat wave has improved with some extra water from the hose. It may be okay after all. Whew!
Perhaps it is best only one of the 'Dynamite's looks like this--mind-blowing delirium would otherwise ensue. Hmm...maybe it has, anyway.
The stressed 'Dynamite' is starting to flower also. I will give it extra water every two weeks for the rest of summer.
Speaking of Lagerstroemias, the little Lagerstoemia 'Black Diamond Red Hot' aka 'Ebony Embers' has grown since planting. It's waist high, and has a few flowers of its own:
When I saw the black Lagerstroemias at Home Cheapo again this summer, I ended up buying another. The foliage is too pretty to have only one. I decided to put the new one near the other, in a hot sunny spot which Lagerstroemias need. I moved one of the 'Joe Hoak' Agaves (bottom red arrow). The top red arrow points to the first 'Ebony Embers':
Planted. The new 'Ebony Embers' is how small the original one was last year.
'Joe Hoak' went up to an empty spot on the slope next to another 'Joe Hoak'. Adding another drip line to ensure little 'Joe' would get some water took additional time.
Oops! This post has strayed to an entirely different subject from Favorite Plant August, but isn't that what happens in the garden? You do one thing, and all sorts of other things start to need doing, despite efforts to remain focused.
Click on to DangerGarden to see what other plants find August prime. Unless I got the meme-day wrong.