If you live in Miami, Los Angeles, or Phoenix, you probably don't care that us Seattle folk just celebrated our 13,232nd minute of 80° (26.6°C) temps or higher this summer. Well it's a big deal to us and this being our hottest summer ever in the Pacific Northwest, I can finally say that I have successfully grown watermelons:
And cantaloupes and eggplants too:
This is a practically instant castor bean forest. There will be plenty of seeds to share!
|Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'|
I was floored to see Gloriosa rothschildiana come back to life. It didn't pop up out of the ground until mid-June but it has been making up for lost time, completely devouring this magnolia tree.
|Alocasia (unknown species)|
|Unknown crape myrtle & Rose 'Just Joey'|
|'Lakemont' seedless grape|
I guess it's a good sign if the fish are always begging for food.