As the heat, and humidity, rages on there are a couple plants in my front garden that are completely satisfied with it all. It's giving the yard a tropical feel, giving us a little bit of being back in the islands.
Ginger. I don't know what kind but it was a gift to Jason and I stuck it in the ground. It has bloomed every year since (3 years).
Pride of Barbados. My in-laws got us started with these and we couldn't be more grateful. They put on quite a show when the temps rise! We have 3 mature blooming ones, and several grown from seed that look like they will be blooming by next year. Love them!
Plumeria. This was just a stick from a neighbor about 3.5 years ago that we stuck in a pot. It didn't do anything, so we thought we'd killed it and put it in the shed to reuse the pot at a later date. Last Winter, J noticed the smallest of green so we brought it in for the season and put it out this Spring, still in the pot. It's putting on quite a show! And the smell....heavenly. One of my very favorite scents. I'm thinking of planting it in the yard somewhere so it will eventually grow into a tree. I need to find the perfect spot. Any suggestions from my fellow Austin gardeners? Or should I transfer it to a bigger pot and call it good?
I should say that these photos were taken with my phone ap - Retro Camera - which explains the graininess of them.
Hope your summer time is tropically sweet smelling and full of color. Peace!