Mama used to talk about Summer Doldrums. I had no idea what it meant. It has meaning in the Stock Market and there is a meteorological meaning about a site near the equator. I think it has to do with the boredom of hot sultry days when it is almost too hot to garden.
Despite the Doldrums, there is daily excitement in the garden.
Night Blooming Cereus Buds
First Periwinkle Bloom in palest pink
Tithonia reseeded among Stargazer Lilies. Clashes.
'Sundance' Gaillardia from seed
I planted out the only Pride of Barbados seedling that successfully grew this spring.
Meanwhile, the big Pride of Barbados has blooms opening, always exciting to see.