Today's Prettiest Flower:
This lily is taller than I am. My nose comes to the bottom bloom which is very fragrant. It isn't Casablanca, but I've forgotten the name or even when it was planted. It might be Versailles, with the raspberry spots faded because of the heat. Lilies have a secret life underground. You can't be sure where they'll come up, whether they will bloom in a given year, or how they'll look.
Clockwise from top left: Little Gypsy Eyes, Superlative or maybe Kent's Favorite II; Salmon Sheen, and Byzantine Emperor, all blooming in the heat. Byzantine Emperor that bloomed early by the driveway in the brick ruins beds has already put on a second set of scapes for rebloom.
Pet of the Day:
Buffy takes a break from Household Chores.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia. I've had several glasses of Ruby tea today in the heat. I even iced my morning coffee.