Skidding in slightly late for the 15 August GBBD — but there’s still a lot of August to come…. We’re forecast 90-degree temps for this week, some of our hottest of the year.
First, blooms aside, we had our first monarch butterfly sighting of the season in the yard this weekend:
Two clearwing moths — both Hemaris thysbe, the hummingbird clearwing, and Hemaris diffinis, the snowberry clearwing — have graced us and the buddleia with their presence this past week or so, too; they move very fast and are hard to photograph!
It’s also harvest time here in NH, with a bumper crop of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Sungold tomatoes, basil, and green beans. And new this year: beets!
And now, without further ado, on to the late summer blooms, by colour this time:
Purples & Blues
Pinks & Reds
Yellows & Whites
And a few landscape photos:
And if you want more August blooms, check out these great blogs: