Yes, I know, I shouldn’t complain when the rest of the country has been plagued by such devastating weather but…..20 degrees above average for this time of year is just too darn hot. I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1987…nearly 30 years… and we’ve never had a hot spell like this one in June and now into July. Usually we are complaining about our “June Gloom” and lack of sunshine. Not this year. But as even the cats will attest…it’s too darn hot. Although as you will see, my flowers love it as long as I give them a nice long drink every single day.
It’s probably a good thing that my favorite garden center didn’t have those shade loving tropical plants I had last year as shown below.
I love the iresine….the variegated plant on the left but none were available. I probably need to wait another month for the hibiscus to show up at Trader Joe’s.
But my dear Diavolo likes to beat the heat relaxing on the patio…which does face north and only gets late afternoon sun.
And since the welcome sign is always out:
Diavolo’s friends like to take advantage of his hospitality.
I know this weather won’t last forever and come January I’ll be wishing for warmth but really our average high at this time of year (remember the “north” in Northwest) is 72 degrees, not 92.