The rain that we needed finally came. Just enough to give everything a good watering. I can already see a difference in the plants. They are standing up much straighter and everything just seems more green, even the grass which was turning the color brown it usually is in August.
Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' up close, very close.
The seed heads of the Breadseed Poppies add a lot of interest to the garden. The Cosmos and Larkspur around them are just about to bloom.
Clematis 'Jackmanii' is much more purple looking in person. Even my husband commented on how covered in flowers it is. Usually I have to ask him if he noticed the flowers.
Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette' grows along the fence in the raised bed garden. It blooms June - September and gets to be about 8 - 14 feet. This one stands up to a lot of sun and not much water. It's a pretty view out my daughter's window.
Clematis 'Alionushka' growing up the birdhouse post in our front yard. I have another clematis intertwined with this one but I'm waiting to see what it is. I had 'Miss Bateman' here, but I think I moved her and put 'Piilu' in her place. One day I might write these changes down, but I'll have to do it in pencil since it's constant in my yard.
It seems like the next round of flowers are getting very close to blooming. It's always exciting to see what will be next to open.