I still can't believe the weather we've been having. It hasn't rained other than a little drizzle in weeks. As much as I love all the sun, the garden really needs a good soaking. The good part is that the flowers keep coming.
'Sioux' doesn't care if it rains. It gets plenty of water. I filled the pond really full yesterday because it's been evaporating quite a bit and the fish loved it. They swim all along the edges looking for bugs that are hiding in the cracks of the stones.
Penstemon (unknown) and Catmint (nepeta) 'Walker's Low' both seem to be thriving in the dry sunny weather. Their colors are so vibrant together.
Here's more of a long view. The giant Clematis 'Jackmanii' is just beginning to bloom.
I wish I knew the name of this Penstemon, it's the prettiest color of dark pink. The bees are busy going in and out of each flower. Right now I can practically hear buzzing as soon as I walk out from all of the bees in the flowers.
I know I showed Toadflax (linaria) a couple of days ago, but the pictures just didn't capture the true color. It's been a bee magnet.
Deutzua 'Pink a Boo' is about 5 feet tall and covered in these flowers. It always blooms later than my other Deutzias, I think because it gets more shade. Right now it brightens up an area where most everything is finished blooming.
It's supposed to be in the 70's again today and no rain is forecasted until the weekend. Guess I know what I'll be doing today!