I love this thryallis in the front xeric bed. It's a focal point and should have plenty of room to grow and shine.
Now it's time to prune all the other early bloomers so we have time for another flush of blooms. Too hot to plant, but sadly, not too hot to prune and weed! After 109 on Monday, today's high of 88 with cloud cover was great and I spent a long time deadheading and pruning the lamb's ears, narrow-leaf zinnias and the Santolina. It was really delightful with a little breeze.