Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Colors

It is very hot and some plants that relish the cooler temperatures of spring and early summer are fading fast but the garden is full of blooms nonetheless:

The first of hopefully many flowers of cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Lots of Asiatic lilies (Lilium cv.)

More 'Old Fashioned Vining' petunias, these clambering about between some Nicotiana sylvestris and Sorghum bicolor

Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Resina')

More daylilies (Hemerocallis cv.)

The first African marigold (Tagetes erecta) to open...

... and the second African marigold bloom to open, which promptly broke off in yesterday evening's rain and now graces a water glass on the dining table

The vegetables that really like it hot - eggplant, chili, squash, etc. - also seem to finally be taking off; I guess we will see if they will have enough time to bear properly. Hopefully nothing else will get in their way after this slow May and June.

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