A week of much-needed rain and storms brought us some welcome relief from the August heat after a dry summer.
Normally by this time in August, the garden has gone to pot. ;)
It’s amazing what rain showers can do for the garden as opposed to daily watering with a hose.
The mandevilla vine planted on a trellis between my window boxes has climbed to new heights since June.
And the sweet potato vine has to be pruned weekly to keep it in bounds.
Mr. Frog has retired his bowtie and given up tarts, back to his day job as a birdbath, but still enjoying the Limelight. ;)
And heat-loving annuals and planters enjoyed some relief and a short break from the sun and heat.
Evolvulus ‘Blue Daze’ is a cousin to the morning glory and blooms all summer. It’s grown as an annual here but hardy in zones 8 – 11.
Cleome or spider flower is an old-fashioned annual that blooms from mid summer to fall and attracts hummingbirds. Older varieties have spiny stems and will reseed while newer varieties are thornless and sterile.
Petunias have a fresh flush of blooms after pruning and some ‘Bloom Booster’ flower food.
A basket on the back door hangs in welcome, filled with some wet flower foam and flowers. . .
Limelight hydrangea, coleus and foliage from shrubs, along with some sweet potato vine.
We are back to our typical August summer weather pattern of dry and hot temperatures, so daily watering is back on the schedule. I enjoyed the break while it lasted!
How’s your garden growing. . . are you dry or wet?
Hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer!