Two weeks ago our lawn was brown. We were in a severe drought in my upstate New York garden, near Binghamton, New York. But then the rains rolled in.
We may well have a record breaking hot summer. This past weekend was so humid. Not enjoyed by humans, but the plants are enjoying it. This August is the turn of our annuals, as we are between blooms on our perennials.
This year, for the first time in several years we decided to chance impatiens. My favorite African impatiens are again thriving in the front.
I bought these first two dahilias on a clearance at a nearby nursery.
I have had these dahlias for over 20 years. The friend who gve them to me passed away in 1998 from cancer. Each year my husband digs them up. We store the tubers and replant in the spring.
One of our two lantanas, soaking up the hot, humid heat.
Crocosmia. My false sunflower is also in bloom, along with a surprise glad that overwintered.
It is sad to realize that, by September, we may be getting close to our first frost. Enjoy the heat while we can, even if we can use just a bit less than we have right now.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this monthly meme. Please go to her site next, enjoy the flowers, and see what flowers are blooming all over the world.
What's blooming in your world today?