And by that I mean the plants, not me! We are currently having a summer heat wave in South Carolina - and it's not even summer yet. It was 94 degrees today + humidity = 97. All the weather reports say approximately the same for the rest of the week. While I would love to be at the bistro table enjoying the great outdoors, I think I'll be spending this week indoors as much as possible. (Yes, it pained me to admit that!)
The echinacea plants are doing great also! Their height has doubled and numerous buds are waiting to pop. I can't wait to see the fuschia pink variety bloom. They should be beautiful!
The newest addition to my plant family is the citronella plant (citrosa geranium). If you are living in the south, no matter how diligent you are about lighting the citronella candles or dumping standing water, the mosquitos will find you. The plant is my protection from the pests. Meanwhile, it looks great and smells good too. You can rub the leaves and it has the same affect as rosemary - you carry the scent around with you until you wash your hands.
Until next time - Happy gardening and stay cool in the heat (where ever you are)!