The weather report makes me thirsty - hot and dry through the week and into the weekend - after many days of similar conditions. The garden is longing for a long slow soaking rain, and so am I. But I'm amazed at how well most of the plants have held up this summer. Looking out from the deck in the late afternoon everything looks fairly green and healthy.
Up on the deck, in a container, I found this bright bloom on the dahlia.
Also up on the deck, the gerbera daisy has been sending up multiple blooms - while the plant in the ground has hardly bloomed at all. I love the shades of pink in this one.
The New England aster, purchased at the Master Gardeners' plant sale in the spring began blooming this week.