Well, Sue and the garden survived the heatwave intact. Lots of new things blooming in the garden.
And the best part of hot weather????? Yes, Erin, that IS a Brandywine tomato. I am so happy!!
I hung it on my clothesline under the covered deck to cure.
The Phlox along the south border of the vegetable garden is now in bloom. Love the combo with the Achillea. The Delphiniums they are planted with faded with all the heat, though, so it's not the display it was last year.
My 'Razzmatazz' Coneflower has really taken off--it is the 2nd year for this clump and it's filling in nicely.
Next to the driveway, the Perovskia (Russian Sage) has started to bloom. In its third year, it has really sized up nicely.
We took a couple day trip this past week and I got a bee skep to complete this bed.
Yes, that's another blue tarp you see in the picture. Sigh.
The "COOL SUMMER" that was called for did NOT appear, and my alyssum sandwiched in between the sidewalk and driveway is FRIED. Oh well, maybe next year!
The barrels out by the road have filled in nicely.
By the back door/utilities, the Adonophera is in full bloom. Gorgeous. The Sweet Autumn Clematis did not bounce back after Bunny ate it last winter. I hate this bare wall. I have to find some way to cover those meters.
Other news in the vegetable garden--got my first two zuchinnis and this morning, once it gets light out , I'll be picking the first of the green beans. A BIG hooray on that.
Actually , they were ready yesterday but without air conditioning, I am NOT blanching beans when the house is 86 degrees.
Have a great weekend!!!