Here we go into the gauntlet of summer that is July and August. Hold on tight and think about October. With the heat however, comes the full on color show of summer. All the heat loving plants are now just pulling into full form and ready to show off. Here are a few of the shrubs and trees that are in bloom now and at least can provide some visual distraction from the heat.
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indicia)
Lantana (Lantana x 'New Gold')
Drift Roses (Rosa 'Meidrifora' & others)
Coneflower (Echinacea 'Sunrise')
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)
Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis linearis)
Enjoy the summer while it is here. 2015 is going fast.