It's Friday already again and time to visit Tootsie Time to enjoy all the flowers being flaunted this week. If the weeks keep flying by like this, summer vacation will be over too soon. We've still got company here, but I found a chance to sneak outside to take a few quick pictures of some flowers.
Dahlia 'Love Parade', I found a couple new dahlias getting ready to bloom too.
Cosmos 'Bright Lights'
Lots of pink Phlox.
More white Oriental Lilies blooming. For some reason I've got lots of white ones, I think I need to find more pink next year!
Ligularia dentata 'Othello' is bursting with these yellow/orange flowers. The honeybees love them.
Water Lily 'Sioux' has started sending up lots more flowers. She was on bit of a "break" during the really hot days.
Lavatera 'Bredon Springs' is the replacement for the 'Barnsley' that died this winter. I think this one is pretty, but 'Barnsley' was bigger and faster growing. I think I may have found some shoots of the previous lavatera coming up in a few places and if that's what they are I'm letting them take over. These are great for almost the whole summer, covered in pretty pink flowers. This one is supposed to get to 8 feet tall.
It's looking gray and cloudy this morning, I think rain is predicted. The weather has been in the low 70's the last few days, my in-laws actually complained about how cold it is. It's hard to imagine that last week it was almost 30 degrees warmer on some days.