We got a little rain shower last night and are hopeful for more rain tonight. While it is very muggy, it is cooler today.
However, many of the plants are showing signs of stress.
The Dwarf Alberta Spruces had some sun scorch last year. This year, they are much worse.
The arborvitae are starting to match the spruces.
The clematis looked very nice this spring, but is simply surviving now.
The seeds I winter sowed and planted in the wildflower area are hanging in there. I do need to water them every couple of days. The mulch has helped a lot. When I planted them, tina at In The Garden thought they might be a heliopsis or helianthus. While my plants are still small and not blooming this year; my neighbor who gave me the seeds last year has ones that are blooming. She took a flower to our horticulture agent and confirmed the heliopsis identification. An oxeye or false sunflower. Not trying to get an exact identification. It is good to know it's growth needs better. And, tina, you were amazing identifying the plant from the seed heads! Maybe mine will bloom next year.
As a bright spot, this bucket of vinca flowers is loving the heat.
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