I've been bad. It's been so hot and humid that I have not been walking. So, I decided to take a walk around the yard, and see what is blooming.
The daylilies are almost done. Only a few of my latest bloomers are left. Among these are two newcomers that I planted this year.
I like this one, but it's very similar to an old, unknown red that I have had for some years. The only difference I can see is that Baltimore Oriole is slight more orange. Here's the unknown red, another late bloomer, for comparison.
The other new one that bloomed this year is Nova Lavender. I don't know quite what to think of this one. In this picture, it does look slightly lavender, but seen growing, it looks kind of a dusky pink. Pretty, though, no matter what color it is.
Frans Hals is always one of the last to be blooming.
As is this unknown lemony white.
There are a few other things blooming, also. The Mandevilla vine is flowering. This vine loves the hot sticky weather we have been having. It will bloom well all through August, and into September if the weather stays warm.
As far as wildflowers go, there were:
And, gaaaaaa! Brown Knapweed. I have never seen this stuff on the borders of the woods around my house before.
The weather has taken a turn for the better. I'm going to try to get over to the Big Meadow today, and see what is going on.
Oops, change of plans. We just got the OK to go to a large daylily farm near here, even if they are technically closed. Ay yiyiyi, this could be bad for the pocketbook.