The 'Lucifer' canna blooms in front of the red-orange 'Big Momma' Turk's cap.
Purple porterweed blooms by the vegetable garden gate.
And, of course, no survey of the garden in summer would be complete without mentioning the "yellow bells" of Esperanza.
There's no relief from the hot summer temperatures in sight for my garden, either from the weather or from the predominate color of the blooms. The heat goes on.