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amorecuore wrote: Not too many variables here, although this summer it's been WAY hot and unusually dry. This winter was the second coldest on record and we've followed that up with the hottest May and hottest June on record. The average temperature for June (averaging high & low temps each day) in Ft Lauderdale was 84.9 degrees. 15 of the 30 nights in June the temperature did not drop below 80 degrees for a low. June is normally the wettest month with an average of 10 inches of rain. This June we had 4.5 inches. More of the same predicted for July.
Anyway, the Sunflowers are "very forgiving" and adapt to anything. Took a photo this morning of Sunflowers "Apricot Twist" behind the "Black And Blue" Salvia.