Plumbago--a three year old, stunning flowering shrub, died--fried to death today. I have been busy pulling out all the dead plants throughout my garden. By July most of my beds are empty and ready for fall plantings. The Vinca plants will get though all summer--no matter how hot it gets!
Of course, all of my cactus and succulents will survive this heat and a few are blooming again!
Third time this one has bloomed. Usually the only damage to non-native cacti is the scorching that sometimes happens. The cactus will turn yellow in those areas, and may or may not go away in the fall. If they are badly scorched, then that portion will just die and get hard. It looks ugly, but if it isn't a large area, the cactus will live.
This is the second bloom from my Wal-Mart rescue. We have a few months of hot-hot weather here, but we don't have---tsunamis, ice storms, earthquakes, snow storms, hurricanes, tornados, typhoons, or any other natural disasters--except for hundred floods from too much rain. But, that only happens about every 100 years, and right now we are in a drought. I wouldn't live anywhere else!!!