It’s Monday, and you’re probably back to work… but how about taking a break and having a little walk through my garden?
With the heat and humidity, the roses have been taking a bit of a break, but both Chicago Peace and Blue Girl have managed to push out a couple small blooms. I’m worried I’m going to lose Blue Girl, she’s not looking so good this year.
The Delphiniums have also settled down, except for this delicate little variant I have out front. It’s not as big and robust as the ones I have out back, but it’s sweet.
You’ll recall that the Hollyhocks have started blooming – I’ve already showed you this lovely white one. But the seeds were mixed pack…
… and this year, these two pretty double-bloom versions have started showing off too.
The coneflowers have started to bloom… which means I’ll hopefully be able to capture some pictures of all the butterflies flitting through my yard.
My Black-Eyed Susans have started to bloom too – and as pretty as they are, it makes me a little bit sad… it means we’re on the downside of summer.
Another sign… my Toad Lilies have started to bloom. They’ve also spread like crazy, so I’m hoping for good show this year. They are small, but spectacular!
And before I leave you for the day, here’s a quick check in on my sunflowers. They got planted late, so they are not quite as far along as they could be (the tallest is about 2 feet tall), but the squirrels have left them mostly untouched. Maybe in a few weeks, we’ll have some budding up.
What’s bloomin’ in your corner?