On the roadsides, black-eyed susan, viper’s bugloss, white clover, yarrow and lots of other flowers make a gorgeous garden, telling me it’s high summer. In my own garden, that means echinacea, daylilies, beebalm, false sunflower and phlox, among others.
The rain has been unrelenting. Hay sits rotting in farmers’ fields, weeds and flowers alike are growing happily. Hopefully the forcast is correct–it’s supposed to stop raining starting tomorrow. Jeanne visited this week and found some gooseberry bushes near our driveway. I’m not sure they’d be fun to eat–they look kind of prickly!
We stopped at a nursery on our way back from Schenectady and bought this weigela “wine and roses”. It’s going to be planted in the middle of a refurbished “driveway garden”, as soon as the rain stops long enough for me to get to it.