OK, as promised, I am posting photos of my back garden in summer mode. The Death Star seems to be hovering just inches over our heads, and the Sahara is kicking up lots of hot air and dust. Today is 37ļC (upper 90'sF) and we will be in the 40's (over 105F) starting Thursday. We have had no rain since March.
So, logically, my garden is in summer dormancy. Here our native plants completely dry out and look dead, and non-natives are only able to survive with drip irrigation. The plus side? Nothing grows, so weeds don't either.
Looking east (notice unfinished, abandoned house with no windows - thanks to our ongoing economic crisis): IMG_20190625_192830.jpg
Looking south, with Cookie and Trufa - you can see oleanders on the fence and two-feet-high olives trees towards the right: IMG_20190625_192813.jpg
Looking west, with sail on pťrgola until wisteria fills in: IMG_20190625_192731.jpg
Also looking west, with my experimental drought-resistant garden in the foreground. "Experimental" because the plants are all drought-resistant and started from cuttings, so I have not installed drip irrigation, and we'll see what survives. I feel like you can really feel the heat in this photo.: