photo above, "Psyche and "Versailles". The colors on the packet mentions a range of amazing colors. So I can't wait for the others to start blooming.
The heat not only effected the plants, but our winged friends as well. We found dead birds and bees too. The crows would sit on our lawn and pant. I set up in my garden a makeshift bird bath for them. I had to fill it up a few times on those extremely hot days. For now, I will just leave it until I buy an actual birdbath, but I do not think they care what it looks like. They love having it around. When I step out into the backyard, there is usually one or several birds drinking from it.
A little bird thinking where it wants to go next or just enjoying the late afternoon.