This month you can clearly see who is not paying any attention to the lack of rain in the garden. The major thugs are battling out for territory along the gravel path in this corner of the garden. The bees and bugs are seemingly cheering on the Golden rod 'Fireworks' with their buzzing and swirling around each golden bloom.
While the white anemone
‘Honorine Jobert' leans over the path to entice the Turtlehead 'TinyTortuga' into the fray.
There are a few annuals blooming such as the stalwart Salvias 'Blue Spires' and 'Wendys Wish'.
With this drought the grapes are intensely fragrant and flavorful. I hope to get some grape jelly made before they all fall to the ground.
The other bit of 'Fireworks' in the garden is Pennisetum xadvena. I have already cut some of the blooms to dry for an arrangement. It being in a container that I can keep watered it has been throwing out more 'Fireworks'.
At this time not a whole lot else is blooming. Sedums and Toad Lilies seem to be awaiting a good rain to actually open their buds.
What is blooming in your garden this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day? Carol hosts every month on the 15th. Please join us at May Dreams Garden and tell about what is blooming in your garden at this time.
Other blooms in the garden:
Tall garden phlox 'Robert Porre'
Persicaria 'Lance corporal' & 'Red Dragon'
Gomphrena 'Buddy Purple'