Thursday, July 8, 2010

HOT Days in the Garden

Not just temperature hot..but color hot! What started out as a foggy day..(did you know July is the foggiest month of the year here in Nova Scotia?)...well by early afternoon it was getting near scorcher temps for our area but I know, I doesn't compare with other folks in Canada or USA right now. Amazingly, the hot colors in the garden are popping! The Bee Balm above, is really making a great show. When it is hot in the garden, pink doesn't glow much....or white...colors are so so washed out from late morning till the sun starts finding it's nest.

The Red Yarrow "Achillea Angelique" is a shopping channel show stopper)))

Sweet peas are just starting to sweeten up... this lovely hottie, strangely, has little scent. Such a shame.

The red currants are looking beautiful against their soft and fragrant green leaves.

Although not a hot color so much..this lovely poppy keeps reappearing long since forgotten. It has hints of red in the pink, which I think makes it sing...

Speaking about long forgotten names...this is also a looker and keeps returning (maybe Indian summer?) and, following her is Black-Eyed Susan Tiger Eye TM Gold. The Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia are new to me this more hotties to follow in another post..

Speaking of hot...the gang hit the water again today...what's with these temps anyway???

Ever indebted to our neighbours 'cross the road, S n' Q who give us access to the BIG swimming pool, called the Atlantic Ocean!! Tks guys.


  1. Hi Brenda, I love your red yarrow. The veg. garden looks wonderful!!

  2. Your flowers are just beautiful! And, how nice that you have access to that great big 'ole swimming pool! Ours is further than across the street and smaller (Lake MI) but we love it and are headed there now for a dinner picnic and sunset!

  3. man, was it hot! I was wandering around Halifax with my sister and her friends off a cruise boat - yikes - they simply didn't believe me. My garden is hot too. But no pics. soon, I promise.

  4. Brenda,

    Thanks for the insightful comments. I didn't realise that birds ate aphids as well. I did find out they eat ladybugs, however.:)

    I ended up pulling the beets completely. We're not huge beet people and they were more for experimentation to see how they woudl grow really. I didn't want those suckers spreading to the rest of the garden.

    Wonderful garden you have!

  5. The reds are spectacular, Bren. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent!

  6. Thanks for all the kind and lovely very much appreciated!