I looked out the front door the first of August to find 1 6/10" of rain in the gauge. It takes only minutes it seems after a good rain like this to make everything look a bit perkier especially in August when it is typically so dry.
I looked out the back and found that the rain had made the Surprise Lilies all bend over.
The Surprise Lilies pop up in a lot of places around the garden. Sometimes worming their way into odd places.
Sometimes all neat and tidy like a bouquet.
However you look at it there will be plenty to fill a vase for some time.
The big established Clethera in the back has it's fans too.
There are oodles of bees and other pollinators working over the flowers. Nothing is sitting still long enough for me to get pictures. I like to just stand here and sniff the air as the humming and buzzing goes on.
I can't wait until this newest little Clethera is fill with pollinators. The blooms are supposed to be pink. We will see as it ages if these flowers indeed turn pink. It is in more shade than the big plant.
There are other plants to entice the bees and butterflies. Asclepias-tuberosa-butterfly-weed is a magnet for any of the butterflies that zip by.
I went out the other evening hoping to find moths coming to the Datura. It was not to be. All I found was a late bee collecting pollen. The lightening bugs were flashing and the cadydids singing but no moths.
The above photo I took in June. I didn't use it but I sure like the look. Is there anything in your garden you are particularly liking now?
Have a great weekend.