Narrowleaf zinnia, which is a perennial in our zone, continues to bloom throughout the summer.
Annual orange zinnias, reseeded from last summer, with Queen butterflies on the Gregg's mistflower.
Mexican Bird of Paradise adds hot color to the circle garden.
Native Damianita, which simply laughs at the heat, against the silvery foliage of lavender.
A small sunflower planted from seed seems happy with the heat. I'm not sure of the name of this one.
Achillea 'Moonshine' or yarrow
New Gold Lantana blooms in the front yard "heat island" between the sidewalk and driveway. Pam Penick posted about my gold and silver combinations on her Austin blog Digging recently. It was fun to see her take on my garden. I use a lot of evergreen and ever-silver plants for year round structure and most of the blooms are gold.
Now for the pinks
Gorgeous pink canna grown from seed by a gardening friend. I posted the story of this canna here.
Native salvia greggii
We don't have Crape Myrtles in our yard, but many of our neighbors do. This week there is a profusion of blooms all around us. These are across the street and I can see them from my front window.
I had a special visit this week from Heather of the San Antonio blog Xericstyle. Heather enjoys learning about gardening in San Antonio and we covered a lot of detail during her visit. Here I'm showing off the eryngium I received from Michael when I visited Plano Prairie Garden a few weeks ago.
You can see Heather's delightful post on her visit to my garden here.
Part two will showcase other summer colors in my garden.