before Mr Duty calls me back. Don took another stay at a hospice nursing home and beleive me I was so tired I did absolutely - NADA. He went on Wed am and I finally felt human by Saturday then he came home on Sunday. Keep remembering us and send good wishes.
My gardens have been holding their on and look pretty good. Some of the work I did last spring and summer paid off and the beds are not as weedy. If it weren't for peppervine and wild blackberry bushes it would be really nice.
The Iris earlier on were great, the lilies right now have been awesome. The almost 8 inches of rain we have had this month so far does good and bad. All the plants need the water during all these 95 degree/105 heat index numbers, but the harder rainfall beats the lilies up so bad. My hibiscus are growing and forming buds while one has begun to bloom. I love that plant and still want more of the. And more lilies other than daylilies. Can't remember their proper name but they are lovely. If I have time here I will post some photos. I did put out a few seeds, cosmos, zinnia and some I can't remember, they are beginning to grow now and will add color in a few weeks.
The young Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle is growing nicely and I am expecting a good showing for the holidays and the hot hot hotter part of summer. Hope everyone is looking forward to some fun inside the cool house on this upcoming hot July 4th.
have we had the thunderous evening storms. And RAIN - checked the rain gauge this morning and over the last few days there has been 5 inches of liquid fall from the skies.
Much prefer the rain over the dead dry season, especially if there is enough time between rain and storms to let the water levels go down. One drawback I have seen this week - the plants are growing green and big but not forming buds or blooms. Just need some sunshine in between rain drops.
My Hydrangeas are so nice this year. Found a pretty pink out behind the shed, wouldn't you know out of the 6 or 8 I put out from my BIL would be pink and hidden from view. It will get moved to a more prominate place
This next photo of the pink Hydrangea does not do it justice. It is so pretty. I think the pink has become my favorite.
And my neighbors red beebalm she received from my collection. And naturally her plants always do the best.