We’ve dispensed with the hot, humid, dry weather of July and have moved onto the hot, humid, wet weather of August…
The gardens seem to much approve of the latter, and are just going crazy!
The Strawberry Mango Coneflower is absolutely covered in blooms. i bought this plant last year, and I didn’t expect it to get quite this large this fast. It dominates the Little Bee Garden. I may have to expand it next year. I almost didn’t buy this one, because it was much more expensive (part of a ‘pollinator’ series, so they jacked up the price). But I was using my loyalty points, so I splurged. And I’m so glad i did. I may cut some and bring them inside.
The raspberries are doing as well as they always do, but what’s really making me happy are the Blackberries. The plant is now four years old, and it’s gone nuts this year. All those big red berries will soon ripen to a nice deep purple. I’m really hoping I can get enough for blackberry jam.
The Burgundy Blanket Flower (which is really more of an orange-red) has spread out all over the place and it’s blooming up a storm.
The pink Dahlia I planted in the centre of this pot couldn’t take the heat, but the trailing petunias are loving it. As long as it gets water, these things just keep blooming.
My Burgundy Shamrock is in heaven with this weather and covered in little pale pink flowers. I’m going to have to figure out what to do with these guys come fall. They can’t winter outdoors, and the planter they are in has a couple big holes. They will most likely get split up into smaller pots.
These Purple Coneflower were started from seed the second year we were here, and they never fail to delight. They just get bigger and better every year!
The Black-Eyed Susans aren’t very tall this year, but they are blooming nicely. They are one of my faves because they bloom right through October!
Earlier this summer, I threw some white petunias in a planter, and this weather has really made them shine
And last… the Fuschia in the front hanging pots just love the rain. They bloom and bloom when its wet out!
What’s bountiful in your world?