Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heat lovin' plants

Here we are in a heatwave like we've not had for years!  In the garden, it is survival of the fittest and there are several plants just not holding up.  Our water is metered, so too expensive to use except for the vegetable garden and containers.
There are a few plants that don't seem to mind the hot and dry conditions, most are native or nativars which are cultivars of native plants.
Purple coneflower 'Magnus'
Cup plant 
Joe pye weed
I'm linking with Cottage Flora Thursday at Fishtail Cottage.


  1. I am so sorry you still have no rain...I hope you get some soon...Next time I think about grumbling about my well water no being drinkable, I will instead count my blessings that it is relatively free and I can still water my garden.

    I adore the color of the sundown...just lovely.

    Blessings and prayers for rain.

  2. I haven't seen the sundown coneflower before; it is a gorgeous colour and must really light up your garden! It's dry as a bone here as well, Judith. I'm looking forward to a eventual downpour and cool-down.

  3. All these plants are new to me. I've never seen them before. They are beautiful. I should adopt them to my garden too as we have very hot summers and our water is also metered.

  4. Your flowers are all gorgeous. My favorites are the purple coneflowers.

  5. Beautiful blooms. Not familiar with Ironweed or Quinine but I really like them.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  6. Your flowers seem to be thriving in the heat Judith. We had heavy rain here all afternoon but it's going to be sunny and very hot and humid for 2 more days here. We even had a heat alert advisory today and I know you've had it worse in Ontario. Stay cool and I hope you get some rain soon. Blessings, Pamela

  7. Your flowers look great! Yeah, we've had record heat and drought this summer too. Just doing my best to keep everything alive.

  8. I'm so glad you have color in the garden, in spite of the heat, Judith, and such a great variety of plants. We are actually hoping for some hottish weather this weekend! – g

  9. I have a gorgeous Joe Pye weed and I love it. It requires no care whatsoever and just keeps coming back better each year.

  10. Thank goodness we have these heat loving plants else the garden would be all dried up. I joined in with Fishtail Cottage this week too.

  11. Jeg kom lige forbi din blog.
    Gode billeder.
    Hvor har du mange smukke blomster.
    Tak for kigget.

  12. Gorgeous blooms Judith. I just love coneflowers and mine seem to be doing very well this year.

  13. I'm hoping we get some rain here in the Caledon area ... it has been difficult to keep the gardens watered (we are on well water, and with this heat, water levels become quite low )... Joe pye weed ...I think that is the same flower we have growing freely throughout our property. I'm so new to all this gardening stuff, it's hard to keep up with the names of plants we purchased. Then there are the numerous wild ones that cover our property...I've started taking photos and hope to get them into a garden binder for reference.

    Hope we are blessed with rain tonight!! xo HHL

  14. So glad you linked this post to Fishtail Cottages garden party! Just starting to see some 'heat lovin' blooms in my garden too - but you have some really pretty unique ones. my fav. is the Quinine! xoxo, tracie

  15. Wow, beautiful pictures! I love the flowers. I love your blog!



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