This is the time of the year when you're glad you babied those annuals because a lot of perennials have finished their bloom season. Annuals like inpatients are loving the cooler and wetter weather.
Phlox is going strong and there are butterflies all over them. I have a few very late daylilies blooming or reblooming. Seldom do we experience daylily rebloom this far north and it's quite a surprise - a welcome surprise.
Fall blooming Hydrangea, Hibiscus and Butterfly bushes are blooming and some of the more late blooming hosta. It's still too early for the asters, mums, and most sedums.
Clematis, trumpet and honeysuckle vines are again putting out a strong flush of blooms. Can't forget the Black-eyed Susan and Joe Pye Weed in full bloom. Pinks are doing a second bloom.
I guess I DO have quite a few perennials blooming when I begin to list them. It just seems bare when the daylilies slow down.
We are experiencing beautiful days - sunny, not too hot, sky the color of robin's eggs, a little breeze and a screened porch. I am blessed.
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.”
By: James Dent