While watering some of the flowers in our courtyard late yesterday afternoon, I noticed how pretty my red Verbena looked with the sun spotlighting them. Although it was very hot and humid, with the temperature in the low 90s, I couldn't resist taking some pictures.
This is our waterfall which is in a corner of the courtyard. That's Harry, our Blue Heron, trying to stay cool in the pond.
Here are the pictures I captured of the red Verbena in the flower bed, and also the pink Verbena you can see growing in the urn on the right side of the picture.
You can click on the images to enlarge them, if you'd like to see the details up close.
The petals of the Verbena blossom remind me of a red Four-Leaf Clover.
I love Verbena's profusion of showy flowers, and always have some growing somewhere in our courtyard during the hot summer months. These pictures are from previous summers. I seem to prefer red, pink, and purple.
This last picture was taken in April 2009. I can't believe how much the plants have grown in just a year.
If you would like to find out more about growing Verbena, you can click here.