Serious heat and humidity set in a bit early, even for Arkansas.
Some plants are happier than others.
The orchid (a gift from the realtor when our Ohio property sold in 2003) is quite content on the patio as long as it is watered often and protected from much direct sunlight.
This bloom struck me as somewhat odd (or even sinister) but it has grown on me. Speckled things are just charming, I guess.
And there are other heat-lovers, too. I am looking forward to ripe figs before long.
This 'bush' is now about 8 feet tall, equally broad, and very handsome. I have it heavily mulched with leaves at the base. What can't be shown is the wonderful aroma of this plant's foliage--unique and exotic.