-close up of spiderwort bloom
-a soft, peachy orange
-a gorgeous, hot reddish orange daylily
-one of my favourites, these are big, sturdy blooms
-I like the colour combination of the "hot" daylilies with purple sandcherry
I only have two roses. This Hansa is normally quite healthy and prolific, but it didn't get cut back properly, so it has had to move forward from a severe cutting back too late this spring and is only now showing a couple of blooms. I'm not much of a rose officiando.
-taller cranesbill are now blooming and fill in spaces in most of my beds
-best year yet!
-purple coneflowers (Echinacea)
-one of my most favourite - crocosmia -didn't realize how blurry this photo was until I uploaded it :(
I am quite happy I took pictures of the current blooms, because naturally this morning began with thunder and torrential downpours. These pictures do not capture the intensity of the rain...
Scooter-the-cat-with-no-tail managed to make his way home through the rain and picked up quite a few sticky seeds in his fur on the way.
He's looking a bit bedraggled. I brushed the seeds out of his fur after he was done eating. I can hear him meowing from the windowsill again, as I am typing this.
How are your gardens growing? For those of you in hot, dry places, I would gladly send you some of our rain if I could!
Oh yes, one final addition: we now seem to be the proud "owners" of a skunk. It crawled under a little low porch (the one I stand on to hang laundry - on the two days it didn't rain), it rummages through my compost container (no I don't put meat scraps in it), and it digs around looking for grubs in the lawn. So far, smell is not a problem, and Scooter has not decided it is his long lost mommy, so we are o.k. I'm just a little concerned about accidentally surprising it with dire results. Anyone have experience with a resident skunk?