Well, I think summer has reached us here in Arizona even though officially it is spring. The weather people have threatened us with 100 degree days this weekend, although the latest check has us firmly in the mid 90's. We don't think we will see many flowers this year - we had to cut back many of our plants due to the severe frost we had this winter, but a few of them are managing to show some flowers.
This trumpet vine is bursting with flowers. This actually belongs to our neighbor but has grown over our wall. We love it and don't mind at all!
Our white Lady Bank's Rose has also survived. Mom loves this vine, but does not recommend them for small yards. If we aren't vigilant with keeping it cut back, it quickly overtakes our yard and all the other plantings in it. He is kind of hard to see, but Sam is sitting in front of it. Monty is looking for sunbeams!
We don't think we will see too many other flowers. Our beautiful Orange Jubilee bushes have taken a tremendous hit from the frost, as well as our Bird of Paradise, lantana and ruellia. We've had to cut most of these down to ground level!
Last year we tried growing flowers in pots, but those didn't last once Monty came. We are not sure we will try those again! April is actually a very important month for us at "How Sam Sees It". First of all, next week will be our 2nd Blogiversary! Also, April 22nd will be Monty's Gotcha Day! Can you believe our beautiful boy has been with us for a year already?