Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blooming Tuesday

Most of the flowers here are either really showing the stress from this summers heat or have expired completely :( 
Only the heat tolerant ones or the shade gardens look good right now.

The Hens and Chicks are holding up well!!

....and this Coral Bells seems to be hanging in there while the others are all crinkled and crisp :( 

These impatients are holding up but the rest of the old steps planters look very pathetic. The steps themselves will need to be replaced this fall too. Always something to be done around here.

Love the sunflowers that always pop up under the bird feeders. 

The first canna blooms of the season that aren't all brown around the edges!!! 

My favorite Sunflower this year! It actually survived the wild puppy from next door!

The Black Eyed Susans are doing great!!

But the Echinacia is showing some stress and the beautiful Ruby ones that I showed earlier this summer have expired :( 
Had to cut them down completely.

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  1. I know what you mean, all of my marigolds have dried up. We sure could use some rain. Next week is our county fair and it always rains then, so everyone is hopeful. However, they always say it can rain everyday except Friday night, which is their big concert night and the biggest money maker.

  2. Yes, it has been a rough Summer for us in the Midwest. Some of my Hostas look like potato chips and what's left of my Coneflowers are pale like yours. Our good ol' Sunflowers keep hanging on - yours look great!

  3. My gardens are the same but a few have rebloomed. The blooms you do have are lovely.