Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heat Wave, Red Corn and Stapelia gigantea

We're in the middle of a heat wave with excessive heat warnings every day since Monday, continuing through Sunday.  An excessive heat warning is declared when temperatures are forecast to meet or exceed 110; yesterday it was 114 and today hit 117, so I've been giving all the plants extra water to help them cope.

The first ear of red corn has developed and a second is right behind it, so it looks like I might actually be able to harvest enough to make some red corn tortillas.

I know I've shown pictures of the flowers of Stapelia gigantea before, but I just am amazed by them every time, so here's one that opened today, it's fully 10.5" across!

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