It has been so hot, - I am only in the garden early in the morning and in the comparative coolness of the evening. Except for the middle of the day when I must go out and water pots and move the hoses that drip on trees and shrubs - like the Rose of Sharon which lives close to the house and cannot be watered with a sprinkler.
It is glorious - here is this morning's picture of the fresh blooms. I have the old faded blooms sitting in a huge glass jar on the porch, in the sun, making natural dye, along with the jar that holds the remnants of the day lilies that line the front fence.
Now that the Lilies have faded and gone the garden is embracing the yellows that come with midsummer...
and the patio at the back is slowly being devoured by the great vines of the pumpkin and squash and cucumber. Alas, that is pretty well all they are, - lovely vines whose fruit forms but then withers away.
The Abraham Darby is beginning it's second flush, and the new bee balm I planted this year is a lovely shade of wine in contrast to the scarlet plant that is roaming through the raised bed.
The nicotania that scents the evening so seductively...
and a dahlia my eldest granddaughter gave me on mother's day that has exceeded in height
any dahlia I have ever seen before!!!!!
The barn flowers in the far corner of the back garden, where the compost bins live.
and some apricots, not quite ripe but leaning across the neighbour's fence and making my mouth water!!!
Blogger is loath to put pictures where I place them, but there, - one must be content
with what technology one can master
and accept the rest philosophically.......
Today is cooler - tomorrow it might rain. The garden will be happy, as will I!!