I've been doing a lot of weeding, deadheading and watering. Oh, the watering is wearing me out. Why doesn't it rain? Now that I've said that you can be sure it will start raining and not stop.
Have you ever met a Susan that you didn't love? Our Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm') aren't quite as nice as previous summers. The fact that back in early May we put six inches of mulch on top of them before they were out of the ground, might have something to do with it. Purple Fountain grass in the background.
The Snapdragons are finally starting to look pretty. They can always be counted on to put on a show near the end of summer. These are a mix of 'Snapper Purple', 'Liberty Mix' and 'Rocket Mix'. I see the hummingbirds on them often.
I can only imagine how sick of seeing my hostas you must be, but I won't let that stop me from sharing one more photo. These are growing at the back of the house and they are all in bloom and look amazing.
Phillip is trying to catch a bumblebee and Joseph is serving as his backup. Joseph's mother told him that bumblebees are so friendly that you can pet them. Not sure that's good advice for a couple of little boys, but they did catch it without incident. It was released about thirty minutes later. You know, so it could go back to its family. 'Maestro Rose Pink' Geranium, purple Petunias and white Dahlias in the photo.
Alley Cat has a new hobby. Watching for hummingbirds.