When I work through my first round of watering for the day the gardens and container plants are actually looking pretty good if you don't look too closely. The fuchsias flowers are still burned and the rose blossoms are crispy around the edges but overall there is a lot of color out there. The fried daylily blossoms are replaced with fresh new ones every AM so they look pristine in spite of the weather. The other interesting happening is that the oriental/orienpet lilies are opening blossoms at record rates so there is a lot of color out there. Downside is there won't be any lily flowers left by the end of next week but for now it's a kaleidoscope of color.
I went walkabout with camera at 6AM today to catch the morning color. There is nothing quite like the misty, scented air in the gardens before the sun breaks over the horizon.
|The Sundial Garden is strutting its stuff with the Orienpet Tarragona Lilies in full bloom|
|The Terrace Garden|
|The Tarragona Lilies and Hemerocallis 'Innocent Bystander' bloom at the same time. Nice of them to coordinate bloom times|
|The West Container Border|
|The Bromeliad tree is on the left|
|The Grape Urn has filled in nicely|
|The Sundial Garden looking West|
|Terrace and Sundial Gardens|
|Border on the East side of the house|
|Hosta 'Golden Tiara' with Persicaria 'Painter's Palette'|