Spring plants wilted in the sudden rush of heat. Iris and columbine lasted only a short week or so before collapsing.
|Columbine were brought as seed from the west coast and |
now bloom happily every spring in my garden on the east coast
|Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris|
|Siberian Iris, Ligularia and Mountain Bluet|
Clearly I have a passion for purple when it comes to gardening. Oddly I haven't got a single piece of purple in my wardrobe.
Blues have faded and bright yellow is now beginning to dominate as the temperature heats up.
Isn't it funny how the flower colours seem to mimic the temperature? Hot days are paralleled by hot colours like orange, red and yellow. There must be a reason for that but I haven't a clue what it is.
|The first dahlia of the season has arrived and it's orange!|
As for me, when it gets hot the garden starts to lose it's lure on me. There's only one place to go when the thermometer goes too high.
If you're lucky enough to live close to the water I highly recommend getting out and making the most of it.