It has been hot for more days than I care to count. A front is suppose be coming tonight with cooler air and the possibility of rain. BRING IT ON!!!!!
In the mean time...
The neighborhood squirrel has discovered one of the bird baths.
The pink invader of the front purple, yellow and white garden is putting on a show.
Purple PINK coneflower loves the heat.
Out in the alley, some volunteer sunflowers are standing tall and blooming.
The heat, the drought and the wind have not phased them one bit.
The Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy' or Burgundy Blanket Flower continues to bloom. It is looking a bit rough because I'm letting the first batch of flowers go to seed.
The globe thistle which gets ignored is blooming.
The butterfly bush has started blooming.
Hoping the butterflies are surviving the heat somewhere. Haven't seen many lately.
In the veggie garden, I optimistically planted more green beans and more carrots as my planting guide for our area suggests. Seems crazy to think they'll get going with our heat. Maybe the supposed coming week of cooler weather and some rain will make the difference. The green beans plants that I already have are recovering from spider mites. Production has been light. They may not be on future planting lists as I'm not reaping much from the sowing.
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