Take a creamy golden yellow,
combine it with the warmer 'Sombrero Hot Coral:"
add in 'Summer Sky:'
& you get the effect of our sunsets since the wildfires. Thankfully, the fires are getting under control & if the weatherman is right, we are in for some relief starting tomorrow. Maybe rain (finally!) & high temps in the 80's. SO hoping it's true. The garden has been baking not to mention us. We had the hottest June on record!
Thankfully, a few inhabitants (besides echinaceas) don't seem to mind ~ like Miniature Rose 'Cupcake':
and pale lavender Monarda (name momentarily eludes me:)
The first dahlias are also starting to bloom ~ the one below is a Harlequin mix:
As long as I water them, they seem okay to sizzle.
The heat doesn't seem to bother the vegetable garden ~in fact I'm having success where I never have before ~ look what's developing:
my very first home-grown artichoke! Planted especially for my niece Brenna Marie. When she visits she always wants artichokes but this year, instead of a trip to the grocery store, she'll be able to walk into the garden & pick her own! I can't wait to watch that happen!!