Well, it is officially HOT in South Carolina! The temperatures have reached 86 degrees and the humidity level must be near that same number in percentage levels. I knew that it would happen sooner or later. That is the reason I scramble about planting like a crazy lady from the end of March until early May.
Now, the watering chore begins….but I really don’t mind it a bit. It is fun to water the plants, inspecting them for flowers and new growth.
My roses are beginning to take off. I have both yellow and red Knock Outs. I have coreopsis, scabiosa and Spanish lavender blooming now. The Stella D’oro daylilies have buds and are about to bloom. I started some ice plants but it will take a season or so for them to spread out. Soon the crepe myrtles will join in with their spectacular frilly blossoms of pink and red.