Bloomin’ Update 44: The Good Ol’ Summertime


Candy Tuft.

Candy Tuft.

The recent heat wave may have been a bit extreme, but at this moment I’m sitting inside with a blanket pulled up to my chin.  It’s not that I’m feeling under the weather.  Instead, I’m feeling the weather.  I think when the heat wave broke, it also broke summer.  Clouds, rain, and cool temperatures have been the order of the day.  The last few days, actually.

What’s a cold gardener to do?

This gardener decided to turn on the computer and revel in some flower photos from a warmer time, a time before a heat wave turned a summer garden into ash, a time before a cold front turned late July into late September, a time when summer was just plain, old summer.

Daylily.

Daylily.

Hydrangea border.

Hydrangea border.

Gladiolus.

Gladiolus.

I'm not sure of the name of this plant, but it's slightly invasive -- which I can forgive because it smells so sweet.

I’m not sure of the name of this plant, but it’s slightly invasive — which I can forgive because it smells so sweet.

Daylily.

Daylily.

Portulaca.

Portulaca.

Gladiolus.

Gladiolus.

Cosmos.  They open red, fade to pink, and then a dusty rose.

Cosmos. They open red, fade to pink, and then a dusty rose.

Canna.

Canna.

I feel better and warmer already.  I think I even see some sunshine peeking through the gray clouds.

Hope there are sunny skies wherever you are..  Happy gardening!

22 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Update 44: The Good Ol’ Summertime

  1. Gorgeous pics, Kev!!!! Thanks for sharing them! Enjoy the cool spell – I’m sure it will heat up again real soon!

  2. Just beautiful. I’ll have to plant some gladiolus next year. They make me think of my Grandmother. Those and wax begonias.

  3. LOL, Kevin, here in Maine when we have a day with overnight lows around 50 and daytime highs in the low 70s, we call that perfect summer weather!

    • Hey Heidi. So many people have said the same thing when it comes to cooler weather. I’ll take a slight cool down — but I’mnot ready for talk of cold fronts and frosts. Happy gardening!

  4. Lovely pictures !We still experience a heathwave at the moment and probably for the next 2 weeks. We did have a thunderstorm this morning but the damage was reasonable. I loved the rain though, it was needed !
    Have a great weekend ! Take care !

    • Hi Gwennie. We’re out of the heat wave, and there was a slight cool down — but the humidity is incredibly high. Glad to hear you didn’t have too much damage from your storms. Happy gardening.

  5. I was trying to pick a favorite and I actually couldn’t! What gorgeous colors. I think the swings in weather are just freaky! But I’m glad the swing went towards cooler. I, too, really love to look back at photos. I’ve been doing that with some ocean and beach photos from other years and they make me very happy! Yours make we want to get out in the garden and plant a little more color! 🙂

  6. Here in central NY we had a break with cool days that I loved…now we are headed back to heat, humidity and rain…the garden is loving it but not me as I cannot garden long in the humidity….your garden blooms are stunning.

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