With late spring rains followed by warm temps, our urban garden is offering lots of blooms for today’s solstice.  The flowers range from a small, pastel Epidendrum to an Orchid Cactus with brilliant red blossoms as big as dinner plates.

Epidendrum hybridOrchid cactus flowerIris

Fittingly for the first day of summer, we’re having a heat wave. I’ve got my work cut out for me watering and trying to keep the humidity up for the orchids. The season’s bounty will be easier to enjoy if the fog returns tomorrow as predicted. It promises to be a colorful summer.

Yellow rose with water dropsLilac HibiscusPink clover

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5 Comments on “Summertime”

  1. kiki Says:

    Thank you!! Your orchids are very nice.

  2. nancy Says:

    I love you pictures as always! Nice shot of the rose with the rain drops.

  3. Marguerite2002 Says:

    I’m so jealous of your garden. I love that orchid cactus. I wonder if it will grow where I live.

  4. socalgal Says:

    Nice garden. Thanks for the pics.

  5. Charles Heffron Says:

    Hey hey hey, take a gander at what’ you’ve done!