We have had a week of humidity and hot temperatures and frankly the garden looks tired. Blossoms have wilted, foliage is dying off, the mums and asters and glorious fall stuff hasn’t popped yet.. so its kind of the ugly season in most of the garden. The bees don’t think so though. They are all over the few blossoms that are still around.
Zinnea.. blossoms within a blossom.. should bring the bees by soon
Daylily “Peggy Jeffcoat” with pollen to offer
I was also quite excited to see that N. Dakota Sunrise finally decided to bloom.. worth the wait
And Greywoods Papa Joe is happy in its new spot. It didn’t bloom last year so I moved it. Voila!
Some pink Chelone – otherwise known as Turtlehead – blooming down by the old shed spot
Phlox and goldenrod provide some color and pollen for the bees
The cannas are very late…I didn’t water enough… this one should have a bright orange blossom by now.. the foliage is nice though
This little warbler stopped by too
Just enough still happening in the garden so that I will be happy to get to the weeding on Wednesday when the weather cools off a bit.