Our backyard garden doesn't look it's best in the summer and the heat this summer has been particularly brutal on our plants and grass. I don't have grass anymore because it's been fried, but I do have a carpet of green weeds! The sun also takes a toll on my other plants, as well.
One plant that I has done well, despite the heat is monkey grass, or liriope. I love when it starts blooming in the heat of the summer when most everything else is struggling.
I have monkey grass planted all over the yard. It doesn't take much water and it grows fast. I didn't purchase any of my monkey grass. My first few plants came from a nice handyman who worked on our punch list when we first moved into our house 11 years ago. I just keep dividing plants every couple of years.
I have some planted on the edge of my basement patio.
I also have a lot planted in the woods.
This year, I divided and planted more liriope when I covered up one of the paths to the creek.
Hope you are staying cool today! our weather pattern is in a cooling trend and I'm looking forward to it.
The kids in our neighborhood are starting back to school this week and my youngest daughter starts college next week! So glad she's staying local, especially with my oldest daughter moving to California this past May.
We would be a mess if they both flew the nest in the same summer!
Hope you have a great day!