Roll out the hoses, the July heat is here! And watch out for lively dogs who are always
looking for an escape. There is not a fence company that can reliably keep these two in – we’ve had to make our own provisions.
What is blooming in your garden during this heat wave? The dahlias have begun to bloom. The first is
I am watering the dahlias every day and find that they are drinking it up in this heat!
Other blooms in the garden include morning glories, agastache and day lilies.
The agastache above was the mystery plant in the raised herb bed that I posted about early in Spring. I grew it in a pot last Summer and tucked it away in the raised bed at the end of Autumn, not expecting it to survive. Voila!
The phlox have been struck with mildew. Even the resistant ‘David” has succumbed. Dreadful! Some I cut to the ground, and others I left to bloom. They are not happy this year!
I will leave you in the heat of July, down by the pond, where the daisies are blooming – gift from a dear friend who has since moved to Texas. Their strong stems and brilliant happy blooms, above the murky pond water,
will always remind me of her and her gift of friendship!