Since the past few weeks have been less hot, and even "just right", everything on the deck is thriving. Mom has had a Swedish Ivy plant for oodles of years, and just keeps making new cuttings and planting them in fresh soil in a hanging basket. This is one of our two current plants:
As I said the other day, our Ficus tree has grown quite a bit - it spends winters inside and summers on the deck. I think Dad will have to prune it again before it comes back in this Fall:
Our Spider plant had no little "babies" before the summer - now there are quite a few. Most likely a couple will get rooted during the winter and made into new hanging plants next spring:
Catnip was suffering in the very hot weather, but it looks good now:
And the Imaptiens boxes are full and thriving as well (Dad does a good job of watering and fertilizer with these).
Guess who?! I had a little supervised time outside with Mom yesterday. It was beautiful weather and I spent quite a lot of time just sitting in this spot, looking and listening.