Milder and cooler temperatures moved in this week, making sitting on the veranda a real joy. Recent rains have brought the hydrangea into bloom too. The lime I put on the ground under the plant is helping the blooms toward the purple color I like best.
Lots of beautiful blooms are all over this shrub.
The vegetable garden is coming along, with tall tomatoes and lots of squash. I set the pot of petunias in front for a bit of floral color. The squash plants are blooming so well, lots of yellow flowers to enjoy.
This might be a spaghetti squash, there are two of these that I can see and I have moved the vines so both are on the bricks.
Now, I hope Oliver will leave them alone. I don’t know if squirrels will get into a garden or not.
But this little guy and his buddies might. I am hoping the height of the brick planter will keep him out. We’ll see.
It is day lily time, and this ruffle edged one is pretty.
It is a prolific bloomer too, with lots of new blooms every day.
Behind it, the dusty miller has started its summer show.
I have several tiger lilies now, and I didn’t plant any of these. I’ll be digging up these interlopers to give away. I’m kind of tired of the day lilies anyway, and want to put some different perennials in their place.
Another day lily is a nice yellow with a ruby throat.
And I have another one which is the opposite, ruby color with a yellow throat.
The snapdragons continue to bloom nicely too.
In the front, the hostas are getting ready for their blooming time.
The June lily did bloom, lovely pure white. It produces a single spectacular bloom each year.
So the blooming season continues. Lovely mild days and cool evenings are making these first few days of summer a delight. It sure makes it nice to play pickleball in the mornings at an outdoor court. I feel for those in the west dealing with record heat and drought. We have a picnic scheduled for Saturday, and we hope the scattered showers predicted pass our venue by until afterwards. How’s your garden growing? Is it hot where you are? If you are in the southern hemisphere headed into winter, is it getting cold yet?