Summer depresses me: the unbearable heat makes me feel sad and stressed... from november to march/april staying in the air-conditioning is my top priority (I keep my bedroom at an arctic temperature) this means the garden falls into almost complete neglect. I only water the roses and some potted plants at night from time to time but the lives of most of my plants are ruled by “survival of the fittest” during summer months. Fortunately there is never shortage of rain here. In the pond the water lilies - unlike me - enjoy the summer and thrive in the heat. It's been a great year for my favourite water lily: Gloire du Temple sur Lot (Aka the Queen of the pond) she sent up a new flower last week when heat was at its highest, this time the flower was perfect, not shrivelled!
The princess of the pond finally blommed last weeek: "Lily Pons" this gorgeous nymphaea was created by the american hibridizer Perry Slocum in 1992. She is a direct descendant of Gloire du Temple sur lot.
Lindsey Woods, a tropical purple lily
Blushing bride, a stunning lily
Perry's fire opal
Perry's cactus pink, the small flower with narrow petals resembles a cactus bloom
This white lily might be Gonnere
Perry's viviparous pink
Visited by a bee!
See you next time!