I am an admitted procrastinator - an ignorer of things that "should" be done in favor of things that "have to" be done or things that "want to" be done. Case in point; our front flower beds. Last fall, we planted pansies. Pansies do well here in the winter and early spring. It is no longer early spring; frankly, it's not even early summer here anymore. Those flowers are pathetic looking, and have been for a while now. Today, I couldn't take it anymore, so in the middle of the afternoon, in 100 degree blazing heat, we tromped off to the garden center.
After a quick consultation with a local expert, we decided on periwinkles, which are apparently extremely heat and full-sun tolerant. We shall see. Tomorrow morning, when it's only in the upper-70's at daybreak, the kids and I will plant them - or at least, that's what I'm tell myself right now. I may put it off a day or two.