Recent rains and cooler weather here in the hills have caused a rejuvenation to some of the flowers and to this gardener.
The cooler temperatures have felt so good after such a hot summer.
The ‘Queen Charlotte’ Japanese anemones are starting to bloom
now but their leaves are gone from the hungry Blister Beetles.
“Bronze Dragon’ snapdragons grown from seeds are pretty but it is the dark foliage that I really love about this snapdragon.
The dahlias have done terrible this summer. Of the bulbs I planted only one is blooming. ‘Rembrandt’ was a hold over from last summer. But two other new bulbs planted this summer are not blooming and look to be dying for some reason.
The bright spot in the garden now is the bright red blooms on the Cardinal Flowers.
Some of the tall phlox plants still have a few blooms left but even they are about finished now.
‘Nora Leigh’ is a lovely variegated tall phlox.
While some of the plants are showing some new growth now it seems most of the flowers are finishing up for this year. With such an early and a very hot summer everything has bloomed and is starting to fade all too fast.
How is your garden standing up to such a hot summer?