The 90 degree weather is over now after a few sprinkles of rain this morning. It was one hot week here in the hills. At 85 degrees out there now it feels a little better but it looks like the water hoses will still be in use with receiving so little rain. I hope other parts of the state got some much needed rain.
There are still some Astilbe’s starting to bloom. I have them in several shady spots around in the garden to add some color. This unknown pink one is later than some and is just now starting to bloom.
The Japanese Beetles have taken over the rose garden now and are munching on all of the remaining blooms. I was glad I got this picture of the new Eyconic rose bush ‘Pink Lemonade’ before they found the bloom.
and ‘Satisfaction’ is another orienpet lily.
In three years both of these lilies will get to about six feet tall or taller with many blooms on their sturdy stems. I have a two year old one that is about to bloom and it is over five feet tall now.
The Lantana plants that were also over wintered in the basement are starting to bloom but I am wondering where all of the butterflies are this year that love these plants. I hope the spraying for the Gypsy Moths have not killed a lot of them.
So I could not resist getting another Fairy to set on the bench in my Fairy Garden and also a gazing ball and a couple of teeny solar ball stakes. I think the Fairy garden is about full now and I have it the way I want it. (I think? LOL!)