July. It's hot in upstate New York. We've reached 90 or above for the fourth day this year. (some of you in other climes may be saying "so what's the big deal?". One thing it's done is jump start the plants that were languishing because of our cool, rainy weather earlier this year. It's also giving the soil a chance to dry out.
Here are some flowers blooming today in the Binghamton/Johnson City area.
Crocosmias. I love these flowers, both open and closed. These are survivors - there's a long story behind these and I only wish I had more of them. They really need to be in a large, close bunch.
Our glads are starting to put up flower spikes-I haven't grown them in many years (except one year which was "sort of an accident") and I can't wait to see them bloom.
And last but not least, we found this lily during our exercise walk in Binghamton yesterday. My guess is it's an Asiatic lily - but I am no lily expert. There are so many hybrids out there, I sometimes just don't know.
Are you in the Northeast United States heatwave? How has your weather been recently?