|White Queen caladiums and begonias|
I have mentioned caladiums and begonias several times before in previous blogs, but it bears repeating. These are go-to shade loving plants for hot weather. You provide the water and the fertilizer and they will provide the blooms.
My final choice for a heat loving flowers is Gazania. Thanks goes out to my friend Rachel of New Digs landscaping for encouraging me to give these a try. They have proven to be trustworthy perennial workhorses at my gardening day job, with their bright white, orange, and yellow blooms! The clumps are getting large and will soon be ready to divide.
I am reminded just how important it is to get feedback and share information. We get feedback from others and it gives us an idea for a new solution. Rachel told me that she had great success with Gazanias and even though I wasn't sure they were worth it, I found some marked down and I decided to give them a try. Now two years in, I am delighted at the results.
Just another reminder. We can share our experience and learn. That is a great part of community. It is a safe place to get some feedback that is different; outside your own experience. The results can be beneficial and beautiful.