Saturday, August 02, 2008
Lush and late
Today I did nothing but mooch about in the garden, with brief interludes of movie watching and one very short t-storm. It's the typical Buffalo weather pattern this summer; you’d think this was a coastal area. Unusually for the season, I have many lilies still blooming, including these henryi (above).
And these Sheherazade. There are also many l. speciosums in bud, and small buds at that. The roses are having a rather large flush—for my roses, that is. You see the Abraham Darby here.
All over town, many of my fellow gardeners are being taken by surprise by the rudbeckia hirta Herbstomme. I see it looming over every other plant in sight as I drive around town. And I see that I’m not the only one who unthinkingly put it near the front of the border. I haven’t really wanted to take pictures of this bed until it was in bloom, as it’s such an overpowering presence. May as well at least show it with flowers and they are just now appearing.