This has been a month of ups and downs. The temperatures have been up and the rain has finally come down bringing the temperatures with it. It is a sweet relief
A lot that has been blooming have been the annuals in the garden. Zinnias,
daturas and the colorful gladiolas that I just love but they reach for the sun here and do a lot of flopping.
I can tell when the days are shortening. The orchids begin their blooming session.
Wendy's Wish Salvia has been fearless in the heat. I keep it watered and the humming birds thank me by keeping the blooms well tended.
The honeysuckles are happy with all this rain. They are putting out some blooms. Not as many as during their spring/early summer bloom but enough to appreciate.
Another late summer bloomer is the clump of turtle heads.
Everything is a bit heavy with all the rain.
Even the stalwart Limelight hydrangea is bowing with all the rain. I don't mind this. We needed the rain.
The Weigelia out front decided to bloom up a storm in thanks for all the rain.
The larger hostas are putting on a show.
The hummers are also keeping these blooms tended. These old fashioned white blooms scent the air as you walk by reminding me of why I like them so much.
The greening of the garden is proceeding. It is that time of year when the blooming plants are more sporadic and green comes to the fore. So if you are wanting to see more blooms head over to
Carol's, she is hosting her Garden Bloggers Bloom Day today and every month on the 15th. Be sure to head over here to see what is blooming in everyone's gardens.
Other plants blooming:
Periscaria 'Dragon's Tongue'