We've had brutal heat and are way behind on rain, but a
few flowers are hanging in. The lilies are gone, though there are still stray Stella de Ora
daylilies. The last of the Orientals did not do well because of the heat.
The crepe myrtle likes the heat and this year is not
pleagued with mildew the way it often is. The "Lady Bird"
cosmos keeps blooming and making seeds faster than I can deadhead them. Hundreds of
seedlings are coming up ... And to think, the catalog said they would
probably not be viable. With a lot of the color gone in the garden, I appreciate the variety in textures and colors of the groundcover foliage.