How my Garden survived the Heat Wave

Today’s forecasted high is 26ºC (78.8ºF); that is hot enough for me but it’s a respite from yesterday’s 38ºC (100.4ºF) maximum.  At 7:00 a.m., it was a pleasant 22ºC and cloudy so I took the opportunity to photograph the garden to show you how my plants survived the heat wave.

S0me didn’t miss a beat despite the heat.  At the front, the Apple Blossom carpet rose and the Anthony Waterer pink Spirea pushed out new blooms.  Both are in pots.  Please click on the photos to enlarge.

The fruit trees all fared well:

At the back the Galangal ginger has a few browned leaves but showing new growth and two huge flower spikes.  The fig tree in the background kept all its figs (some are bagged) and the orange Abutilon soldiered on.  You can see that there is not a lot of room from the house to the fence.


On the ground facing south (that’s the dark side, we being in the southern hemisphere) the native violets and begonias on the ground didn’t notice the heat.

This Fuchsia was given to me by Costa, the host of Gardening Australia (ABCTV) when he interviewed me for the show.  It was singed but there are new buds.


Of course the hibiscuses loved the heat..

…and the succulents and cactus had no complaints


The herbs went berserk:


Maybe it’s the four-leaf clover (Nard00) that brought me good luck or maybe my garden survived because I get up at dawn to water it well every morning.


The Nardoo shares a tub wth the water chestnuts

P.s.  Looks like the B.O.M. is wrong again as it is 28ºC (82ºF) at 1:30 p.m.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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11 Responses to How my Garden survived the Heat Wave

  1. I love your garden Mary, wall to wall plants and trees, quite amazing. That is a lovely Fuchsia.

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  2. angela1313 says:

    TLC and water seem to be working. It’s so beautiful and green. Thank you for a bit of summer, we’re freezing here.

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  3. taphian says:

    don’t write about heat waves, dear Mary, if you would see the weather here! But anyway, your garden is wonderful and beautiful and really enjoyable. Have a good time, I’m waiting for a heat wave… sigh

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  4. wfdec says:

    A good watering first thing is obviously the trick.

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  5. Good to see all these, Mary. Watering, I’m sure, is the key

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  6. arlingwoman says:

    What a gorgeous garden you have, Mary. I hope temperatures moderate.

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