Have had good luck with Oxalis in the garden this year. Generally the larger forms seem to need a fair bit of water - however, just like the weedy form, the smaller seem to take the dry hot conditions.
You just know these plants come from good parents, if they can be without water, covered in mildew and spider mite and still bloom like crazy - I promise you this patch by my front hose will be pulled - weather willing this w/e.
I got this little dark leaved variety from the Toronto Botanical Gardens - going to try to save some over the winter. It's a really good filler and dainty spiller.
And from Garden Import - five tiny little tiny bulbs turned into this luscious plant.
I'm so pleased I found an Acalypha - yes, I know for many folks they are like weeds, but for years, I've lusted after one, or six and now I have one - found it at Taylor Nursery. I'll be sleeping with it over the winter.
Now, off the back deck and into the garden - have a look at some of the Quince crop:
There are so many - this bush stands higher than the fence, but look at how it is weighed down:
Another new plant child for the garden - Chasmanthium 'River Mist'. I'm going to have to find a good shaded spot the ends of the leaves are being a little burnt.
If it wasn't pretty enough as it is - look at these adorable seed heads that are almost in focus!