|Nothing says Kansas like our glorious sunflowers!|
|A favorite combo: day lilies with sea lavender, Limonium platyphyllum.|
Things are heating up! This is Kansas and summers in Kansas are hot. June had some hot days, but many of the days were relatively mild. What a blessing! But July is a blessing too.
The wind is blowing, the temperature is rising and the air conditioner is humming.
|Russian sage begins to bloom in the background.|
Each evening or morning you'll find me in the garden watering. Most established plants are on their own, but new plantings, blooming flowers and plants in containers get a daily drink. There will be no new plantings in this heat.
Maintenance in the garden means pulling a few weeds, keeping a vigilant eye for the ever encroaching bermuda grass which is never fazed, no matter how hot it gets. I also deadhead spent blooms, sometimes distributing them to places where I would mind some volunteer seedlings next year.
|This is a new day lily, a gift from a friend's garden.|
|Day lilies have so many variations.|
|Vivid orange makes a bold statement.|
|Yellow day lilies blooms by the fence.|
|A bee visits a zinnia.|
|Gold yarrow, Achillea filipendulina, blooms near an old farm implement.|
|The Rose of Sharon shrub has a pure white flower.|
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