June 19, 2010

Summer Doldrums

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has got to be the heat. This is not the time to be in the garden in Georgia unless it's sunrise!! Wish we got some rain too.

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