Hello! We are in the midst of a heat wave here. Temperatures in the 90’s with dew points near or above 70. Very hot and humid. Not typical weather for central Wisconsin, but sometimes we get these periods of intense heat. I’m so glad we have air conditioning!
I thought I’d share a few photos of my flower beds as the blooms have been so pretty.
A friend of mine calls these ‘swamp iris’. I love the deep purple color. These are no longer blooming, but they put on quite a show this year.
A white rose that I get repeat blooms from, if I prune away the spent flowers. It starts blooming about the same time as the iris and will continue to bloom throughout the summer.
This is a wild columbine against one of my hosts. The columbine has self-seeded in many spots in the garden. I don’t have any luck with the cultivated varieties, so I’m happy this one seems to like it here!
This is a true geranium variety. The color is lovely. I saw a blue variety last year at a local garden shop and wish I had purchased it as it was such an intense blue color, but at the time I felt it was a bit pricey. I keep thinking about it and haven’t seen it again. If I ever do see it again I’ll have to buy it.
My calla lilies have just started to bloom. I have maybe a dozen pots of these that I plant every spring. In the winter, I keep the bulbs in my basement since we are borderline zone 3 and these would not survive in the ground during our cold winters.
The day lilies have just started to bloom. This is a common variety that grows wild along the roadsides here, but I like the shot of orange in my garden beds.
I have a few more pages from my Covid-Journal to share today. Just a few empty pages left to fill.
I worked on the page (above) after the demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.