In The Heat of the (Day and) Night

We’ve had heat, like many other locales, but fortunately we’ve also had plenty of rain.


The plants are loving it, and since the garden is shaded for part of the day, most of the plants are thriving.


Using peony hoops to hold up the balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) has been working well.


The daylilies have popped.  A pale yellow variety is my favorite.


This daylily is dark and dramatic.  It also stains my clothing purple every time I accidentally brush against the faded blossoms.


I found a ferocious looking stag beetle floating in my water can this morning.


The old-fashioned cosmos has also been loving the weather.

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5 comments on “In The Heat of the (Day and) Night”
  1. Yup, from a distance though!

  2. A. JoAnn says:

    Agreed! Though you’ve got to admire that ferocious look!

  3. Fabulous, except for the stag beetle, just not a fan of those!

  4. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Yes, the peony hoop is a good idea for platycodon. I can grow these in my garden too, but tying them up is an issue.

  5. fredgardener says:

    Your 2 daylilies are lovely! Dark is my favorite because I don’t have so dark hemerocallis. I grow balloon flowers that bloomed a few weeks ago but now they are so insignificant … a tip after flowering? (Your peony hoop is a good idea!)

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