The scorching temperatures have continued, but there was a repreive for the garden in the form of rain last week. Rain and mowing did wonders for the appearance of the garden. It's kind of scary how thin that line is between pretty or at least intriguing and scarecrow ugly. The seashore mallows especially had been looking like toast.
This Pink Rainlily (Zephyranthes grandiflora) opened in response to the rain. It was put in last fall and this is the first time it's bloomed here. Grandiflora is a good name; at first I thought it was a tiny pink daylily. I was impressed by how well the flowers held up to the heat.
The butterflies are loving the heat, and the Buddleia flowers. Swallowtails, Buckeyes
and Skippers cover all of the Butterfly Bushes.
Thankfully after the last few days of murderously hot temps (and I know a lot of people are suffering from the heat), it's raining again. The plants will be happy.