As I was sitting here on the patio this afternoon I thought about how nice a few places in the garden are looking at this time. I thought I would show you and I will be able to look back at this lush when the heat and drought sets in later. All of the tropicals on the patio are loving this hot wet weather. They sulked a couple of weeks when it was really too cool for them at night. We don't have to worry about that now.
The very fragrant honeysuckle 'Scentsations' is in it's glory. Even standing way over here I can smell it.
If you look over to the left you can see the unnamed red rose blooming quite well despite the dead limbs up the middle. I am wondering what in the world happened? I hope it isn't the dreaded rose rosette disease that is happening in a lot of places.
The double blooming mock orange is showing nice with the pink flowering spirea and yellow rose. Do you see that tiny blue bud down in the center left? Just across the path you can see what it will be.
This is our native iris, Iris virginica sheveri. It is such a beautiful blue.
If you look close you can see that it is attractive to pollinators of all sorts, ants and bees seen here.
Another native beauty is the white Penstemon. It is blooming like crazy now. The bumble bees really like this one too.
The Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are gearing up to bloom like mad.
Do you remember the Waterleaf that had taken over this flower bed? You can see that here if you didn't see it before. It has now been tamed. You can see the other plants beginning to spread and grow.
The mouse trap is filling with it's denizens. Geranium Biokovo has been blooming up a storm. On the left that dark leaved plant is the small Ninebark Little Devil. It is actually blooming also but it is difficult to photograph.
I don't know what Blogger has done to our photos but if you click on the photos they will show up on a slideshow and not be so fuzzy looking.
I will leave you here. I hope you had a lovely long weekend.