I keep trying to remind myself that summer will come. It will be hot.
I probably will even complain about the heat and the sun, and maybe, just maybe I'll catch myself saying, "what I wouldn't do for a rainy day!" -
although right now I can't even imagine saying such a thing.
I planted our window boxes on our porch with summer heat in mind: cool colors, soothing textures, and low maintenance.
I used Echeveria like 'lola', 'deranosa', and 'metallica', non stop tuberous begonias with black variegated leaves and white ruffly blossoms, 'blackie' potato vine, string of pearls, licorice plant, dusty miller, black grass, lamium, and sedum in super textured and/or silvery varieties.
I look forward to the summer and those evenings after I put the little miss to sleep and can relax in the lounge chair with a glass of wine, the smell of the air as it starts to cool, the way the sky at dusk will throw off golden hues against the purple and pink sunset and will illuminate the plants in the window box; their leaves iridescent and shimmery, a box of succulent love glowing in the night.