It has been a Rainy, Steamy Summer here in my GEORGIA GARDENS. It has rained all but 2 days thus far for the month of July. I am finding myself in a bit of a depressed mode and do not want to go outside the comfort of my dry, cool house. I do not want to Blog or even go anywhere! I do not recall ever feeling this way during the Summer months. The rain has my gardens one soggy mess that I do not care to walk about. This time last year, we were begging for rain and today, I am begging for a bit of dryness. The ground is so saturated with water that I am now loosing plants left and right to Root Rot.
I was happy to spot this Gladiola return again for its 3rd year.
Gladiolas do not seem to do well in my gardens due to Voles and mild winters. So to see this one makes me happy.
Susan's are doing well as always. They do not care if drought or flood conditions!
Many different types are always happy in my gardens.
Liatris was happy and is expanding as planned.
I love those purple blooms and wish they would hang around longer.
Purple Queen never fails me with blooms from late Spring until Frost.
The 3 Ruellia's are doing great and are multiplying as I had planned for them.
Tiger Lily's have also multiplied and I am ever so happy about that. They are popping up in areas I have not had them before. I cannot remember if I plucked seeds and tossed them into these areas or not but they are coming up and very happy.These are a favorite Bloom of my Lily Collection. The blooms normally do not last too long but this year, they were in place for almost 2 weeks! Either they loved all the rain or the cloudy skies.
Hosta loves the plentiful rain falls.
Canna are happy with plenty of rain as well.
Cleome has been added to new garden areas with seed tossing this spring. Some are yellowing as others such as the one above, are most happy.
Bee Balm did not spread like I had wanted but still around and hopefully, in time will fill out for me.
A surprise in the garden this year is the longevity of the Confederate Jasmine. I am spotting blooms yet today! A rare thing this late in the year.
Mums blooming in July is not rare if you forget to prune them back in early Summer. But ever so pretty even though not in Fall.
We are picking tomatoes most every day from our 3 plants. If I had only known about all this rain before it happened, I would have planted a big Veggie Garden this year! But after our past drought and now floods, I am just happy to have these JUNE & JULY BLOOMS, In the Garden...
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