And a little bit of rain.
Not enough to soak anything, but enough to notice.
Today is all overcast and cool, but summer is not over for another month.
I take this picture a lot. You know, I didn't intend to have purely yellow sunflowers. I bought 'Claret' seeds, but everything came up yellow. Argh!
When fall comes, I have lots of seedlings to plant out and/or give away... Nassella cernua, more of that purple columbine, Eriogonum grande, etc.
More Dahlia 'Bishops Children'. Some Verbascum and foxglove. Fuchsia. A few native trees I won't be able to keep, like Cercocarpus betuloides and Fraxinus dipetala. Those I will donate or give away.
I have a flat of Coyote Mint (Monardella villosa) I'd like to see blooming next summer.
Cantua buxifolia 'Hot Pants' will be a featured specimen here where the bamboo was, if everything works out.
And it will be interesting to see what this Echium pininana does. Will it flower next year, or not for awhile? I grew five of them from seed, and then I bought another packet of seed. No germination yet from the second packet. Frustrating.
ADDED: I wasn't going to post this part, because it's kind of whiny. But I suffer so much from raccoons, I deserve some sympathy. This is the kind of thing I've been waking up to a lot lately.
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