Everything is coming up roses. Okay, not exactly, because two of my four rose bushes have bit the dust. One is growing gorgeously, but only because it is under cover of the shade tree and gets lots of water from the sprinkler. I even set the sprinkler to water all of them, but the Arizona sun is just too hot.
On the other hand, the Mexican bird of paradise is blooming beautifully. It seems to like the hot sun.
It appears sunning is a dangerous pastime, because the tip of his tail has regrown, meaning someone tried to make HIM the taco. I like these guys. They eat all the creepy crawlies you find under everything that has laid on the ground for an hour or two.