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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 comments

  1. 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!)

  2. 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.

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

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