July has been hot and rainy. Rain in July is not the norm for our area, but it seems every couple of days we have had heavy downpours. The wanna be grass is still green, where usually it starts to dry out this month.
The orange daylilies, or ditch lilies as I call them, have put on a lovely display of blooms.
July is the month of lots of blooms … purple coneflower, bee balm, rudbekia, hosta, sorrel, sunflowers, echinacea and more. I take oodles of photos, goodness knows why, but just can’t share all of them.
The rose of sharon has started to bloom and the bees and pollinators just love it. Look at all the pollen stuck to the bee as it flits from flower to flower.
In the wild patch at the very back of the garden a gorgeous big thistle plant is growing. Now the purple tufts are appearing the bee is checking it out.
The heliopsis are putting on a gorgeous show of blooms.
The bee balm has also been blooming.
It is lovely to see the young birds at the feeders.
Herb’s Place and the trellis garden are a bit of a mess right now as the siding is being replaced on the house so things had to moved to accommodate this. Looking forward to getting these garden areas organized again once it is all finished.
During one of the rain storms on a sunny afternoon a rainbow was spotted.