Limonium. Heat and drought tolerant, continues to flower in mild winters
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
Hoverfly; a beneficial insect in the garden
easy to grow in hot, dry climate - watermelon
Ceramic Lizzard on a palm tree stump; summer garden
Black-Swallowtail on Lantana flowers; summer garden
Salvia; attracts hummingbirds
Summer - Not a lot of vegetables can be planted in July but there is still time to plant some quick growing squashes and be able to harvest before the winter. Herbs like basil and oregano can be planted at anytime during summer and fall.
Harvest precious rainwater. Remember to turn off the sprinklers when it rains.