Right now Bob is out watering. He beat me to the hoses at 6:45 am and is almost
done so I'm not even getting into gardening clothes - thank you Bob, I've saved
coffee for you! I'll most likely have to do my share this evening - the heat index
for today is 105 degrees - it will be a scorcher and people with breathing
problems, such as my neighbor with COPD, need to stay inside with their a/c
running full blast!
Even the cherub family looks hot this morning.
The daylilies love this weather. In all honesty, I'm not thrilled by orange flowers,
however these double blooms (which I really don't recall planting) are quite lovely
next to the blue hydrangea.
My sunflowers are dong well despite lower leaves, and a few buds, being
a nighttime snack for some creature passing through the garden - deer most
likely. They have certainly grown by leaps and bounds these past couple of weeks
and are now setting their spectacular buds.
These are all growing from the seeds I collected from last year's flower heads -
I feel like they are my 'children' and am so proud of them.
One of several of the sunflowers already in bud. I think they are so
amazing at every stage of growth, especially the strength and
height, of the straight, strong stems readying to support the heavy
golden flower heads.
Hope your day is cooler than mine!